Re: killjaws.bat, not sure if I did it right

Thanks for explaining. But I doubt if the command I've put into the batch 
file is doing anything that isn't being caused by how the line is written. 
If the file isn't the right file, or the path isn't right (for the exec 
file, II mean, not the batch file targeting), then that's the problem. But I 
can't know, because for some reason I think I simply don't have the right 
thing typed there. The exec file. That has to be the problem.
anyway, how on earth do I exit that command file window that shows Docuemnts 
and settings and all that? I don't see how it's going to show me the batch 
file error message or whatever, if it's already got what looks like a bit of 
a Windows Explorer structure showing in it. Sorry. This is just a bit 
confusing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bissett, Tom" <tom.bissett@xxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: killjaws.bat, not sure if I did it right


The problem may not be the short cut which you have double checked but
if the problem is with the batch file then you want to be able to see
the error messages if any.
The command prompt is the "dos" type window.  I can't remember what it
used to be called.  But if you open the command prompt and run the batch
file from there and the window will stay open and then you can see any
error messages that might happen.  It is just a way to see your batch
file executing.
You may comment out the "echo off" statement in the batch file for more
information when running the file.
I hope this helps
Tom Bissett
BMO Financial Group
Technology and Operations
Integrated Client Solutions
Tel: (416) 549-6514
E-Mail tom.bissett@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Yardbird
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:04 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: killjaws.bat, not sure if I did it right

Oh. I remember that notice coming up back when I used to write a lot of
batch files when I had DOS computers for years, and could see well. I
remember being able to catch what it was saying, even. I just forgot
about this. Thanks.

What is the command prompt you say I should open? I don't know what you
mean by that phrase. I may once have been familiar with it, but now it
just sounds like "look at what you've typed on the command line," or
something.
But Tom, whatever you mean by that, I can say that I've gone into the
properties for the shortcut and I see that it's aimed where it should be
aimed, at the executable file I made the target. And I used for that
target exactly what I copied from someone's post donating the  two lines
for the batch file.

So the shortcut's  behaving as it should. Are you suggesting that
there's something else that may be wrong? Like, say, the shortcut
triggers this file taskkill. exec but that file is corrupt or something?
Sorry, but I just don't know what you mean I should inspect, nor what I
should be looking for.

Thanks.
From: "Bissett, Tom" <tom.bissett@xxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:38 AM
Subject: RE: killjaws.bat, not sure if I did it right


That little box is the command prompt opening and closing.  If you want
to see what the batch file is doing open the command prompt and execute
it from there.

Tom Bissett
BMO Financial Group
Technology and Operations
Integrated Client Solutions
Tel: (416) 549-6514
E-Mail tom.bissett@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Yardbird
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:30 AM
To: JFW List
Subject: killjaws.bat, not sure if I did it right

Following directions that were provided here, I created a file named
killjaws.bat in a chosen folder using these lines:

echo off
taskkill /F /IM jfw.exe

I went to the file and created a Desktop shortcut icon for it, using the
Send To function.

Then I went to the new icon, went into its properties, and created a
hotkey for it so I could invoke the batch file next time Jaws lost
speech. So far, so good.

But when I pressed my hotkey combo, nothing happened. I checked to see
if my hotkey had held, and it had. I went to the desktop, focused on the
icon, and pressed Enter to activate it. Again, nothing happened.

I did a restart in order to see if that might have been needed. It made
no difference. The only thing I can report helpfully is visual evidence
I'm unable to make sense of. And that is, when I activate this shortcut,
a small dark rectangle I assume to be some sort of notification flashes
onto the screen and disappears, all within a fraction of a second. Even
if I could read, and therefore wouldn't need Jaws in the first place, I
probably couldn't see what this thing says because it flashes by so
fast. So that doesn't help me describe what's going on.

Does anyone have an idea what it is that's not working right? Could it
be that you can't just exit Jaws this way in a normal situation, instead
of unloading it with Insert F4? You have to be in a situation where Jaws
loses speech?

Thanks.

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