Re: JAWS cursor

Good afternoon,

To the best of my knowledge the JAWS cursor reads from the Off-screen model (OSM). The OSM is a collection of information about the information that is actually being written to the screen. JAWS reads through this information to find text and other details to present to the user. Because the information is coming from the OSM and not from the DOM there is sometimes less information to present to the user. However, there is some information that can only be accessed through the OSM.

HTH,
Everett


----- Original Message ----- From: "Taybin Rutkin" <trutkin@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:22 PM
Subject: JAWS cursor


How does the JAWS cursor work? It doesn't seem to use MSAA to know what to speak. For some applications, it just says "graphic" for everything. But when I turn the JAWS cursor off, the proper text is read.

Sincerely,
Taybin Rutkin
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