Re: Jaws & XP

That's really informative much better then what I was going to point the lister
to which was the fs recommended settings on the jfwlite site.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon C. Pierson" <jpierson@xxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws & XP


> Hi Jerry,
>
> Here are a few I got off a jaws list a while back, mostly for Jaws55 I
believe.
>
> Jon C. Pierson
>
>
> XP Performance Tweaks
>
> On the Advanced tab of My Computer properties, the Performance Settings
> button reveals a dialog box where the following adjustments can be made.
>
> 1. Use the radio button group to select best performance (? will get exact
> text later).  This selection will disable most visual effects -- not needed
> by most blind users.  The improvements here are easily noticed.
>
> 2. On the advanced tab, set the processing and memory groups to favor
> background processes rather than applications.  To me, this seems to have a
> noticeable impact on Jaws.  Do others believe that this setting makes a
> difference?
>
> Office Performance Tweaks
>
> Office, especially Office XP, installs some components that can detract
> from the performance of Jaws.  Anyone, for example, who has opened messages
> in Outlook, not heard anything from Jaws, and used CTRL+Insert+F1 to
> determine that their currently focused on a WND_TF_LanguageBar or similar,
> can benefit from these.
>
> 1. Uninstall Alternative Interface components.  These components run all
> the time, and are there to provide handwriting input, speech recognition
> input, etc.  They also result in unexpected floating toolbars, that can
> confuse Jaws.  Go to add/remove programs, select the entry for Office, and
> click change.  Select to modify the current installation.  Arrow down the
> tree view until you get to Office Shared Components, expand it, locate
> Alternative Input, press space on this, and select "never"."  Now click
> Update to remove Alternative Input.
>
> 2. Unregister the Alternative Interface components.  From a command prompt,
> type in these commands...
>
> regsvr32 /u msimtf.dll
>
> (A dialog should pop up stating that the DLL was unregistered.  Click OK.)
>
> regsvr32 /u mcstf.dll
>
> (Another "success" dialog should appear...click OK.)
>
> General Cleanup
> <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
> Remove any items in the Startup group of the start menu, including the MS
> Office loader.  Remember to check your own start menu under Documents and
> Settings\your_account, as well as the one in the All Users directory.
>
> Jaws Performance Tweaks
>
> Here is a big one for accelerating IE.  In configuration manager, under
> Settings|HTML Options, disable the track virtual focus function.  You'll
> really notice a boost when scrolling through IE documents with this one -- 
> and we all know how lots of scrolling is required to dig through web clutter.
>
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