Re: Activating a link while in an open message

Thanks everyone very much for all your responses.
With New Years, I have not been at the computer as much as usual--and yes, I do 
seem to have another life after all!
1. I have ruled out Jaws as I have other versions of Jaws on my computer.
2. I have not ruled out I/E 7 but hope this is not the problem as in every 
other respect I.E. 7 is working well here.
3. I think and hope it is a nasty little setting somewhere--I have been 
experimenting with cursor and blink rate settings.
I have also experimented with different fonts and colours, text size and the 
like. The fact that I can activate the link by double left clicking after 
routing the PC cursor to Jaws, seems from my limited experience to be most 
likely some kind of a focus issue with Jaws.
In other words, you might say "there is a bit of Hocus Focus going on."
Thank you all for your suggestions and for taking the time to reply.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julie & Miss Mercy" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: Activating a link while in an open message


I'm using JAWS 8 and IE 7 and I don't have any of those problems, so I don't 
think it's specifically either an IE or JAWS problem. It might be due to a 
specific setting, although what, I have no clue, or something to do with the 
computer itself. I have XP Home, and like I said, JAWS 8 and IE 7, and don't 
have that problem. Take care.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Britt" <swimmer953@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: Activating a link while in an open message


For what it's worth, Robert, I'd like to suggest the following steps, just
for experimentation:
First, uninstall IE 7, and your system should automatically go back to IE 6.
When you've done this, open the same email and see if you can get to the
link the old way. Have your wife present to give you any visual info.
If this doesn't work, try uninstalling Jaws 8 and go back to Jaws 7 or 7.10
and try the link again and see what happens.
I suggest these steps because I haven't yet purchased Jaws 8, and I'm
wondering whether your problem is caused by Jaws 8 or IE 7.
It would also be interesting to know if others on the list are experiencing
this problem.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Hebert" <roberthebert@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:16 PM
Subject: Activating a link while in an open message


Possibly after the installation of I/E 7, I am no longer able to connect to
a website through a link in an open e-mail message.
Html mode is checked and when I click on a link by pressing enter, the hard
drive moves and it appears as if the website is trying to open but after
about 5 seconds I am still in the e-mail with the cursor positioned on the
link.
I have found a work-around for this problem as follows:
I route jaws to PC and do a double left mouse click and the link functions
correctly by opening the appropriate website.
I miss the ability to not simply be able to click on a link to go the
desired website.
On the screen my wife tells me that a little square of dotted lines forms
around the link to be opened and the little hand disappears. This of course
means nothing to me or to her but I provide this tidbit of info just in case
it means something to somebody as an explanation of what may be happening
here.
I have spoken with some teckie folks and they too have been stimied by this
one so if anyone on the list has any ideas, they would be very much
appreciated.
Thanks in advance and a very happy New Years!
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