[macvoiceover] Re: Ready to take the plunge, but...

Hi Russell,

I remember over 4 years ago now when I had mhy first MAC setting on a separate computer station in my office. I had used Windows for years, both JFW and Window-Eyes, this was how I got my work done and I was afraid to touch this new beast, but, one day, I said, I'm going to atleast give it a shot.

After a few weeks I found that
1 commands were the same for the most part from app to app,
2 it was faster,
3 I could shut off menubars and other things that I really didn't need,
4 I could do things with out using VO keys all of the time
5 Safari told me what was on the screen and where it was,
6 Mail was very, very, good.
7 I did not need to restart my computer several times a day.

It was after these few weeks that I started to use the MAC for every thing at work and home. The simple commands became a part of my natcherl movement.

I learned to do things which I had found so hard to do before, like record and edit music, I remember that being the big one for me.

I could walk up to any MAC in the world, press command-f5 and go to work.

Am I more productive, the MAC has been life changing for me, this is what using a computer should be like for some one who can not see the screen.

Keith Reedy


On Aug 3, 2009, at 1:14 PM, Russell Solowoniuk wrote:

Hi all,

Okay, I'm ready to take the plunge and buy an iMac 20", but have just one final question for everyone before I do...

I'm sure, like me, most of you have come from using Windows with either Jaws or WindowEyes. For those of you who have been using the Mac for a while now, would you say that you're as productive on the Mac as you once were on Windows? I mean, for me, using Jaws is second nature to me... I don't even need to think about what keystrokes to use, I just interact with whatever program I need to to complete a given task. Now, I know I've also been using Jaws for some 15 years now, so don't expect to get to this level of proficiency overnight, but what do you long time Mac users think? Has using the VO keystrokes become second nature to you? Once one uses the Mac for a while, does navigating in Safari become as easy as navigating IE with Jaws or WE?

Thanks for any and all opinions!

Russell

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