Re: "Status line" vs. "Status Bar"

Hi Jim,

yes, Francis reminded me of that, which is why I corrected myself.  I'd 
simply forgotten what those screen elements contained.  Using Jaws, I never 
encounter those controls on the status line, which sound as if they're 
something akin to the tool bar at the top of the same program's screen, 
albeit for different functions.  I confess I've never tried exploring the 
bottom of the OE screen with the Jaws cursor, but all I ever look for down 
there is the information that is spoken when I press the speak last line 
command, insert num pad 3.  So it's all a little abstract, and not too vital 
for me that there are little control buttons down there, too.  But I'm happy 
to call things by their proper names.  So it's all good, as they say.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Grimsby" <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 7:04 AM
Subject: RE: "Status line" vs. "Status Bar"


Hi,
Well some programs infact use a status bar.  Or make a control for it
like goldwave.  Other do not.  Some paint status information in static
text boxes at the bottom of the screen.  Or some time above it.  An
example of this is the windows xp cd  writing wizard.  Hints the read
status line.  If this command only looked for a status bar half the
status information that is read with this command now would not be read.

Hth

jim grimsby
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-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Yardbird
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:52 AM
To: JFW List
Subject: "Status line" vs. "Status Bar"


A knowledgeable friend just corrected my misimpression about this.  it's

been too long since I read the documentation referring to these screen
elements, or seen them, and I'd forgotten that this area at the bottom
of a
Word or OE screen is more than a line of informative words and numbers.
My
friend reminds me that, similar to the Task Bar on the Desktop, they,
too,
contain control buttons that a mouse user could click on to do certain
tasks
in the program.  So I take back what I said.  I've heard these referred
to
as "lines" many times by experienced computer users, blind and sighted
alike, and assumed that this is what they were called.

Sorry about that.



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