Re: System Tray Icons

Mike & Rick,
I use Jaws 7 & Windows XP Pro and am 100 % of the time successful using the Insert plus F11 command to get to and use the system tray selections. Sorry to hear you're having problems.
Brian
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: System Tray Icons



Hi Michael,

Ins-F11 works pretty well here 90+% of the time. I prefer to use the system
tray and yes its easily messed up if you press anything other than what JAWS
expects. I agree that FS needs to work on this. Its annoying for things to
not work as expected or to work part of the time but not all of the time.


Rick



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----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: System Tray Icons



Hi,

I've had this problem though primarily with the Select A System Tray dialog
box. Jaws has a difficult time correctly placing focus in this window for
some reason. About 70% of the time I can reliably select the firstor second
option in this window. Anything below that and Jaws doesn't properly select
the item that Jaws is reading. The only way I've been able to reliably
access the System Tray is by accessing it on the task bar and I do it this
way:


1. Open the Start Menu
2. Hit escape.
3. Tab over to the System Tray button. Jaws will only say button here.
You'll know you've passed it if you hear Jaws say Desktop.
4. Press Spacebar.
5. Now you can either arrow down to the item you want or press the first
letter of the desired item. Then you can either hit Enter on it to perform
what is essentially a double-left mouse click or you can press the
context-menu button to perform a right-mouse click function.


Note: I know this sounds dumb, but you have to do this correct the first
time. If you Tab over to the system tray button, press the spacebar and then
accidently press the left or right arrow key, or even if you tab again after
having selected the button, it seems to mess everything up. To correct it,
I'll Alt-Tab a couple of times, refresh the screen, then start the process
all over again. It's a hassle, I know, and I really wish Freedom Scientific
would address this problem with the System Tray. If Insert-F11 can't work
reliably, then why even have the feature?


Michael


----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: System Tray Icons



Hi,

That didn't have any affect.  I still can not always navigate through the
system tray.  Now what?

Rick



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the
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----- Original Message ----- From: "curmudgeon" <one2three4five6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: System Tray Icons



in the task bar and start menu make sure, only the keep on top and the clock should be checked, if they are the only ones checked unchecked one then checked it again and then apply the changes and then ok and see if that fixes the problem

----- Original Message ----- From: "Job Hunter" <jobhunter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: System Tray Icons



Hi List:

I have noticed that using JFW 6.2 with XP (both Pro and Home), I cannot
reliably navigate through the System Tray Icons. It doesn't matter
whether
I tab to the System Tray and then use the arrow keys or use Jaws Key +
F11.
It will not announce all the icons or will announce the same icon multiple
times. All of my display, task bar, etc settings are set according to FS
recommendations.


Two observations:
1.  This is not an issue on Windows 2000.  It always works reliably.
2.  I just setup a new XP Pro PC.  It was reading the tray icons
perfectly,
until I attached the computer to the network and it downloaded all the MS
update files.  Once all the updates were downloaded and the computer
rebooted several times, the unreliable function of reading system tray
icons
began.  I hadn't made that observation on other XP machines, but this is
the
first machine where I had done the majority of the setup prior to
attaching
it to the network and downloading MS updates.

In any case, I'm interested if anyone else has this issue and what, if
anything, you have been able to do to solve the problem.
Thanks,
John

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