RE: JAWS and Windows Messenger

OK??


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of David
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:59 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows Messenger

Hello there;

well these are way outdated instructions.
they really don't apply to the latest version of messenger at all.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ann byrne" <annakb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Windows Messenger


> Here are some notes from Debbie Scales from my archives.  I think they 
> still apply.
>
> Once you have signed in, you need to set up Messenger for best performance
> with Jaws.
> First, you need to change the way that MSN Messenger sorts contacts,
> and then you need to make some changes to the appearance of the
> conversation window.  To change how MSN sorts contacts:
>
> 1.  When in the main MSN window, hit alt t for tools, and then c.
> This will open the sort contacts by sub menu.
> 2.  Arrow down to online/offline and press enter.
>
> The first time you have a conversation with someone, to remove the tool 
> bar
> and side bar from the conversation windows,
> and disable emoticons:
>
> 1.  Open any conversation window.
> 2.  Press alt v, and arrow down until it says enable emoticons.
> If it says checked, press enter to uncheck it.
> 3.  Re-enter the view menu, and arrow down until you see show toolbar.
> Press enter if it is checked.
> 4.  Re-enter the view menu and arrow down until it says show sidebar.
> Press enter if it is checked.
>
> You should only have to do this once, but there is a slight possibility
> that you will have to do it twice.  After that, the settings should
> remain as you set them.
>
> Next here is a quick overview of the changes you might need to make in the
> options.  Press alt T for tools, O for options.
> On the personal page, you can type in a screen name as you want other 
> users
> to see it.  Also tab to show graphical emoticons and uncheck it.
> Control tab to the preferences page and if you don't want MSN to start
> automatically with Windows, uncheck the box for run this program when
> windows starts.  (Note, also if you use OE, go to your tools menu in OE 
> and then options
> and tab to automatically log onto Windows messenger and uncheck it.)
> On the preferences page leave the alert checkboxes checked as they are for

> sound
> notifications.
> Enter on okay to close the dialog.
>
> Now that you have MSN set up, to add a contact, press alt T for tools, and
> enter on add a contact.
> Leave the radio button selected for by email address and enter on next and
> enter the person's MSN contact address.
>
> To send a message to a contact, you can hit enter on the contacts name in
> the  main messenger window.
> You can save your conversation by going to the files menu with alt f, then
> press A, then a standard save dialog appears.  The conversations
> will be saved as a text file.  To leave a conversation hit escape.
> To start a voice chat with a contact, press the windows application key
> while focused on the contact name and choose start a voice conversation 
> from
> the context menu.
> I recommend you go to the tools menu and run the audio tuning wizard first
> before you try to voice chat with someone.
> You can also start a voice chat from a conversation window by pressing alt

> A
> for the actions menu and enter on start talking.  Once they accept your
> invitation to voice chat you can just start speaking into your microphone.
> To send a file, press the windows application key while focused on the
> contact name and enter on send a file from the context menu.
> You can also send a file from a conversation window by pressing alt A for
> the actions menu and enter on send a file.
> A standard open dialog will come up for you to locate your file.
> As well, if someone sends you a file, it will be placed in
> c:\my documents\messenger service received files or c:\my documents\my
> received files.
> You can block or unblock a sender by focusing on the contact name and then
> pressing the application key and arrow down to block or unblock.  If you
> want to find out who a contact might be, hit alt enter on their name and 
> use
> the JAWS cursor to read their email address.
> To change your status, tab to where it says my status and your name in the
> main messenger window and press the application key and enter on the 
> status
> you wish to be seen by others.
>
> If you use Jaws 4.50, it will already come with some excellent scripts 
> that
> will automatically read incoming messages to you, alert you when contacts
> come online and notify you of who is sending you a message.
> The messages will be placed on the task bar and you can alt tab to the
> conversation when you are notified that someone has
> sent you a message.
>
> If you aren't using Jaws 4.5, you have several options.
> You can download a free set of scripts that will read incoming messages to
> you from the programs page at JFWLite.
> You can use the talking messenger program that is on JFWLite to have the
> incoming messages read to you automatically.
> You can purchase the scripts that come with Jaws 4.5 at this site:
> www.snowmanradio.com
> If you choose to use Messenger without any scripts or taking messenger, 
> when
> in a conversation, you can check the status line with insert 3 and it
> will says who is typing a message or last message received on the date and
> time.  Then shift tab and up arrow to read the message they sent.  Then 
> when
> you are ready to send a message back, tab back to the typing window and 
> type
> and send your next message.  Or just starting to type will throw you back 
> in
> the typing window.  As with the scripts, when someone sends you a message,
> the messages will be placed on the task bar and you can alt tab to the
> conversation when you are notified that someone has sent you a message.
>
>  At 01:17 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
>>Howdy,
>>
>>I am needing to use Windows Live Messenger very soon.  I've loaded it on 
>>to my Vista machine with JAWS 10.  I know.I know, I need to upgrade, and 
>>will do that in a while.
>>Anyway, when trying to use it with someone, I couldn't get JAWS to read 
>>the messages that I was typing or the messages that my friend was typing 
>>to me.
>>
>>I used to use it on a Netbook computer with Windows XP and JAWS 10, but 
>>something's different here.
>>
>>Do I need specific scripts or certain commands to use it?  It's kind of 
>>necessary.
>>Thanks.
>>Jim
>>
>>
>
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