Re: JAWS latest trick

Adrian:

sorry for the late reply.  I was in the UK from 15th June to 4th July, so I am 
Catching up.  Although I took my laptop, I could not get it fixed until a few 
days before my return.  Too late to worry about email and the like, until I got 
back.

The CTRL+A command is the Windows command for highlighting all text in a 
document, email message, etc, regardless as to where the cursor is in the text.

The CTRL+A command, cannot be used to unhighlight text.

Using any of the arrow keys, page up and page down keys and the home and end 
keys will unhighlight any text that is highlighted.

Warning!  If you have selected/highlighted any text, Pressing a key that 
inserts a character, including a space character, will result in the text that 
is selected/highlighted, being deleted.  If you accidentally do this, press 
CTRL+Z to undo your last action and restore the highlighted text.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Adrian Spratt 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:28 AM
  Subject: RE: JAWS latest trick


  When I tried Laura's suggestion, the first press of control-a resulted in 
JAWS saying, "Selected." When I pressed control-a a second time, JAWS said, 
"Unselected." this was in an email message.

  Perhaps it works in XP, which I have, but not Windows 7, which I know you've 
advanced to. The only other explanation must be that I'm not an Anasazi! 
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  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Cy Selfridge
  Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:09 AM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: RE: JAWS latest trick


  Hi Adrian,

  Yes, I gave it a try but nothing changed.

  Now, even more interesting is the fact that when I am in an email and press 
ctrl+A I do hear "selected" but when in a folder such as "deleted items" or 
whatever I hear (nothing selected? In both cases the keystroke actually works 
properly although JAWS does not think so. (LOLLOLLOL)

  Oh well, maybe JAWS V12?

  Cy, The Anasazi

   

  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Adrian Spratt
  Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:14 AM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: RE: JAWS latest trick

   

  Did you test Laura's suggestion? I just did, and she's right. It's useful 
information.

   


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  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Bill White
  Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 11:28 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: JAWS latest trick

  I don't think ctrl+a ever unselects anything.  I think CTRL+A always selects 
everything.

  Bill White billwhite92701@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Laura Shumate 

    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:20 PM

    Subject: Re: JAWS latest trick

     

    Hit control a twice that way you can make sure that everything is selected 
and unselected that's just my advice.  Take it or leave it.

         Laura

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Cy Selfridge 

      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 9:13 AM

      Subject: JAWS latest trick

       

      Hi,

      Again, W7 64 bit, Outlook 2007 and an HP Pavilion.

      In Outlook when I press ctl+a to select all messages in the folder JAWS 
dutifully reports that "Nothing selected" - but - when I do the shift+delete 
and then confirm guess what, everything *WAS* selected and all is gone.

      Just thought I would mention the misinformation so someone is not lulled 
into thinking that nothing war really selected and makes an unfortunate 
discovery. (LOL)

      Cy, The Anasazi  jus 

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