Re: Vista

Hi Kimberly and list,
I also use Vista with JAWS 8.0.1163. The reason why JAWS will not read fields on certain applications is that by default Vista uses what's called UAC (User Account Control). This is used to block access to key system areas from users, such as changing date/time, installing hardware or software, and other similar operations that require administrator rights. You can easily disable UAC (which is what I've done). I'm currently working on a podcast for Blind Cool Tech on using Windows Vista for the first time. In this podcast, I'll talk about new features in Windows Vista and tips and tricks that you should know. For about 90% of the podcast, I'll use JAWS, but for some segments I'll use Window-Eyes. (I'd guess that this is not a good topic to discuss here, so if anyone has any comments, please write to me off list)
Cheers,
Joseph

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimberly thurman"
<kimberlythurman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:34:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Vista

Hi Shawn. I am using it. I got a new
laptop, which had Vista, and didn't
have a choice. I am using JAWS beta and the
Window Eyes beta also.  JAWS
still definitely has its problems. I needed
to change the time on it, and
when I went to date/time in control panel,
JAWS wouldn't read the fields to
change it. I had to switch to the Window
Eyes beta, which did just fine.
You also have to disable what is called User
Account Control before JAWS
will work. There are instructions on how to
do this in the JFW website.  It
work fairly well on most things I've tried it
with so far, but there are
definite glitches. Another example is a site
I go to to pay bills wouldn't
read all the list boxes in edit mode, so I
had to go do it on my computer
with XP.

My advice is to get Vista to play with, and
keep XP to work with, and then
move to Vista gradually as they work out the
bugs.  hth

Anybody else who is using Vista, please speak
up on here as well.  Does
anybody know if there is a list dedicated to
Vista only for JAWS users?
Thanks and have a nice day!----- Original
Message -----
From: "Shawn Keen" <dkeen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:17 PM
Subject: Vista


Well, Is anyone using it yet?  Hows it work?

I didn't want to make the plunge till later
on but it's starting to look
like I am going to.  Sooner than I thought.

Does the new Jaws public data work with it?
Okay? baddly?

Any feedback would be helpfull.


Thanks
Shawn


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