[duxhelp] Re: Four suggestions about DBT Win V10.6

  • From: "Caryn Navy" <caryn@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:52:02 -0400

Hello Amir.  Your points about JAWS are both good ones.  In fact, with DBT 10.6 
beta 5 and JAWS 6.10, using the JAWS version keystroke made JAWS crash for me.  
With different versions of JAWS or different versions of DBT, I got the same 
result that you report of having JAWS say only, "Version."

I've just set up a script function to have JAWS announce whether you're turning 
6-key entry on or off when you press F2.  I think that's a reasonable aproach, 
since the sighted user can see either "keys:6" or "keys:1" on the status line.


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Amir Soleimani 
  To: DBT Win alpha list 
  Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 12:55 AM
  Subject: [duxhelp] Four suggestions about DBT Win V10.6

  Hello listers,

  I sent these suggestions for DBT Win V10.6 to the developers few days ago, 
but thought I should also post them here.

  1. DBT Win is bundled with a set of scripts for JAWS for Windows. In JAWS one 
can press a hot key, Control+Insert+V, to hear the version of the program which 
has the focus. However, pressing this hot key in DBT Win forces JAWS to say: 
"Version". I suggest that this issue be resolved.

  2. Currently DBT Win installs itself in C:\Duxbury.  I suggest that this path 
be changed to something like C:\Program Files\Duxbury\DBT Win. Also, it 
wouldn't be a bad idea to use My Documents\DBT Docs, rather than C:\DBT Docs, 
for the storage of DBT files. I know that one can use the suggested folder for 
the latter manually, but using them by default is apparently more comfortable.

  3. When the focus is in the main DBT Win window, I suggest that F1 open the 
online help system.

  4. When F2 is pressed to enable/disable the "Six-Key Entry" feature, I 
suggest that a message be announced to let users know if a press enables or 
disables it. If it's not possible to make it part of DBT Win, the JAWS scripts 
can provide this announcement properly.

  Best regards,

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