Ok, lets disable that unread routine and go back to using graphics. Follow these steps:First, lets disable Jaws speaking the "unread" whenever it sees a bold message:
1. While in Outlook, hit Insert+V to bring up the Verbosity menu. 2. Set the Unread announcement to "silent."No more announcement using bold to determine the unread state. Instead, what we'll use is the unread graphic.
1. Send yourself three messages. 2. Hit Insert+V to bring up the Verbosity menu and set graphics to "All."3. The 3 new messages should show some graphics. Open the middle message and then close it. The middle message should have a different graphic than the other two. Label the graphic on one of the other two unopened messages "unread" and then set graphics back to "Labeled."
Now, the unread messages should say "unread", and the read messages should not have any status.
Let me know if this works.If you don't have a graphic at all, then you may need to enable the "read" flag in the Alt+V View menu, Arrange by, Current View, Customize Current view, Fields dialog. Here, you can set and remove columns in your headers. Set the read, then set it to the first column.
Thanks, Dennis Brown----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Brown" <DennisTBrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jawsscripts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 6:35 PMSubject: [jawsscripts] Re: Email messages opened and read JAWSannounces as unread
What does it say prior to reading the message?Also, check and see what Windows theme is being used in Control Panel, Display. It should not be bold continually unless you are using some sort of high contrast color scheme.Thanks, Dennis Brown----- Original Message ----- From: <rascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <jawsscripts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 6:06 PMSubject: [jawsscripts] Re: Email messages opened and read JAWSannounces as unreadThanks for your responses David and Dennis- it was helpful and I tried the steps you mentioned. Unfortunately upon checking out the appearance tab, advanced button, selected items entry, the bold button was not checked, so that wasn't the cause. Upon trying Insert + space then F4 it did indeed say "bold", but unfortunately you have not mentioned how I can overcome this. I am informed that the subject line and date are listed in bold on all items- where should I go to try and change the settings?My knowledge of Jaws Scripts is fairly basic, so if you can assist me again to solve this pesky problem I will be really grateful, but once again thanksfor the suggestions received- your knowledge and expertise is appreciated. Regards, Russ -----Original Message----- From: jawsscripts-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jawsscripts-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Farough Sent: 07 January 2008 5:48P To: jawsscripts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jawsscripts] Re: Email messages opened and read JAWSannounces as unread Hi Russell: Picking up on Dennis's message below, If when you are focussed on one ofthese messages which you have already read, Jaws tells you that the font is bold. check using JawsKey+F, you can perhaps fix this by going to display incontrol panel and then go back to the appearance tab. find the advanced button alt+d and then in the item combo box find the Selected items entry. You can do this by pressing s twice.Once there tab until you hear whether the bold (b button) is checked or not.If this is checked, press space to un-check it. Press enter to activate the ok button which is the default button in this dialogue. Now you should be focussed back on the advanced button. tab until you reach ok and then hit space.If this does not fix your problem, there may be a setting within the outlookoptions that specifies how long a message has to be open before the status changes to read. I do not know where this is exactly in the options. Iwill try to find it when I get home tonight. Maybe I am just imagining thisone. If I find it I'll let you know."Dennis Brown" <DennisTBrown@xxxxxxxxxxx> 08:51 am Monday, January07, 2008 >>> Hi, When highlighting an unread message in the list, hit HomeRow (Insert+Space) and then hit F4. If it says "bold", then that would be the problem, since JAWS uses the bold state to determine unread status. MSAA is extremely unreliable in Outlook, especially for this task, since exchange servers caused a timing issue with updating the state, so thatcould not be used to determine unread state, and bold highlighting was usedinstead. Hope this helps! Thanks, Dennis Brown ----- Original Message ----- From: <rascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <jawsscripts@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 8:29 AM Subject: [jawsscripts] Email messages opened and read JAWS announces as unreadHello list members, I'm still trying, in hope of, in search of, in finding some brightsparkout there who can help me with an annoying problem with MS Outlook. I'm having some difficulties with JAWS which no-one so far I've askedhasbeen able to resolve, so I thought I'd ask here if someone here mighthelp. There's this one glitch on MS Outlook I can't figure out - how toresolveJAWS to announce whether a particular email is read or unread- it continues to say that messages are unread even when I have opened and readthem. Idon't know what settings I may have configured incorrectly for thistooccur but I would like to hear your suggestions about what I might try todo toresolve this situation... - On my PC I have JAWS 9.0,MS Outlook 2003, Windows XP 2003 Home andI'vechanged the operating system to Classic and changed screen settingstothose recommended in the JAWS manual. I've also modified the MS Outlook 2003 settings as was recommended aswell. Other changes suggested by the supplier which I did that is asfollows:1. Selecting and entering on the "Accessibility Options" which is inthecontrol panel on the display page tab , selecting "high contrast" and making surethebox is unchecked, 2. Also while still in control panel, selecting and entering on"Displayoption" Control tab to "Appearance Tab page" and pressing space bar on"effects"button. Then uncheck "smooth edges of screen fonts" These changes have made no difference and I'm just mystified as towhythis very irritating problem keeps occurring- so any ideas to remedy itwouldbe extremely welcome. 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