Re: press control+down arrow to skip the disclaimer part. subject line: alt+tab.

Hi Nicol,

that's very interesting, but I very seldom have the Jaws cursor turned on 
unless it's for some special navigational purpose. The reason Jaws 8 reports 
"task switching" when you press Alt tab (or at least the first time you 
press it as you circulate among your open applications this way) is because 
that's what you are doing, just as if you were sighted and clicking on one 
task bar icon after the other to go from program to program. I'm sure they 
meant it to be a helpful feature, although it seems to me pretty extraneous 
like some sort of beginner's level verbosity. I mean, if you're just 
learning how to open doors in a house, this is the sort of thing that would 
report "opening door" every time you did it, although, pretty soon, you'd 
know perfectly well when you are opening a door, and not need to hear that 
confirmation any more. So it would be nice if it could just be turned off, 
like tutor messages.

But for me, the one eccentric thing it does is say this only the very first 
time during a day of using Jaws 8, only one time. After that, no matter how 
many times I cycle around from open application to open application with Alt 
tab, it never reports that I'm doing this, again. I just think it's one of 
those imperfect new bells and whistles sort of features that will probably 
need to be refined eventually so that it stops behaving oddly. As for the 
Jaws cursor, as I never have the Jaws cursor turned on when I'm switching 
from one application (task) to another, I have no idea how that affects it. 
Let me try:
Okay. Well, using Jaws cursor and pressing alt tab, my Jaws 8 says nothing 
at all except Alt Tab. In fact, it doesn't even report which application I'm 
switching to. Nothing. Just reports my keystroke. And if I turn PC cursor 
back on, as is normal for me, it just behaves like earlier versions, 
reporting "alt tab" and saying which application I'm reentering. It hasn't 
even *said* task switching yet. Weird.

Oh, well..
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicol Oosthuizen" <NOosthuizen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 2:46 AM
Subject: press control+down arrow to skip the disclaimer part. subject line: 
alt+tab.



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HI
A while ago there was a big thread about using alt+tab. One question
that came out in this thread was:
Why does jaws say task switching if I press alt+tab.
I have explored with alt+tab and here is why jaws says task switching.
If your jaws cursor is active, jaws will say task switching each time
you press alt+tab. So if you don't like  jaws saying task switching,
press numpad plus for pc cursor.
Task switching obviously means you are switching to another program, a
program is technically seen as a task in windows.--
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