Re: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!

Strange. I even went in and deleted all of my third party scripts for MSN. I 
have only the two files that came with Jaws in the folder and it still works 
just fine.

Gene




Thanks; Gene

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!


> Hi
> Precisely! and that, my friends is what will not read using JAWS 6.10, the
> version released today.  The contact list window that lists all your
> contacts reads perfectly. However, the window that pops up when initiating
> a conversation is where the trouble starts. I can read what I want to type
> to the person and proofread it for errors, but when I send the message to
> them, I can *not*  read my response to them and any subsequent messages
> sent in that window. So when I was testing it with a friend, I could not
> read any of his responses.
>  I now know what users of windows 98 felt like when they upgraded to JAWS
> 6. Very frustrating. So, going back to 6.0 seems to have fixed the 
> problem,
> but I would sure like to know why the hell it works with 6, but not 6.1
> when others have made it work just fine.
>
>
>
>
> At 05:32 PM 4/15/2005, you wrote:
>
>>You said you have two windows in MSN 6.2? I have only one... the
>>conversation window.
>>
>>Gene
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Thanks; Gene
>>
>>On MSN and Yahoo - guystevens@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 6:29 PM
>>Subject: Re: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!
>>
>>
>> > Well, I'm glad it worked for you, because it sure as hell wouldn't work
>> > for
>> > me. I'm wondering why it is that it didn't work with 6.1 when it worked
>> > with 6.0? Did FS make some other kind of change that may work on some
>> > systems but not others? I'm really not desperately needing to use JAWS 
>> > 6.1
>> > for anything, i mean 6.0 works just fine for me and does absolutely
>> > everything I need to do so I'm not mad about that, but I'm just trying 
>> > to
>> > figure out what the cause of it might be and if there's a fix.
>> >
>> > At 05:23 PM 4/15/2005, you wrote:
>> >
>> >>I have also installed the upgrade on an XP Home system and find no 
>> >>problem
>> >>with MSN6.2, it runs just fine.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>Thanks; Gene
>> >>
>> >>On MSN and Yahoo - guystevens@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>----- Original Message -----
>> >>From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >>Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 6:01 PM
>> >>Subject: My JAWS 6.1 disaster!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Hi all! I was really excited about the new update to  6.1 so I
>> >> > downloaded
>> >> > and installed it right away. The install went as smooth as you like,
>> >> > everything was cool.  So, I murged my settings with 6 and then went 
>> >> > to
>> >> > test
>> >> > things out. I am sad to say that, for whatever reason, msn messenger
>> >> > 6.2
>> >> > would not work on my system here. I could read the input window, in
>> >> > other
>> >> > words I could read what I was typing, but the history window would 
>> >> > not
>> >> > read
>> >> > at all. Nothing, zip, absolutely silent!
>> >> > Well, being a former beta tester, I figured, Ok, I'll quit 6.1 and
>> >> > re-launch 6.0 and see if it works there.  Well, to my shock and
>> >> > amazement,
>> >> > msn 6.2 didn't work with that either! I was really frazzled now. 
>> >> > So,
>> >> > I  did a repair on 6 thinking that would work, but no dice. Still 
>> >> > same
>> >> > condition as before, I could read what I wrote, but not what other
>> >> > people
>> >> > wrote to me.  Well, to make a long story very short, I ended up 
>> >> > having
>> >> > to
>> >> > scrap everything and re-installing JAWS 6, and I was even asked to
>> >> > re-activate. I have sent in a request to have my count reset, so
>> >> > hopefully
>> >> > they'll do that in a few days. I'm just really upset that the whole
>> >> > upgrade
>> >> > process didn't work the way it was advertised to.
>> >> > So, if you're using MSN Messenger 6.2 with XP Home, be careful! 
>> >> > Install
>> >> > this newly updated version at your own risk. If it works for you,
>> >> > fantastic. If not, stick to 6 until FS can get their *** together.
>> >> > What's interesting is I have friends using XP Pro and the update 
>> >> > works
>> >> > flawlessly, so go figure. Anyways, there's the report. I've only
>> >> > rebooted
>> >> > this computer about 5 times now, and I've finally got everything
>> >> > working
>> >> > again, so I'm really just thinking I'll stick with 6.0 for now.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks guys
>> >> > The rather frazzled Chris
>> >> >
>> >> >
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