[jaws-uk] Re: Jaws not reading correctly

  • From: "Phil Medway" <philmedway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:17:05 +0100

Hi Steve,

If you don't have it already, it is worth downloading the latest update to Jaws 
6 which is 6.2 and installing it.

If you already have the latest update of Jaws, it is possible that the screen 
echo option has been set to say nothing rather the usual to speak highlighted 

You can test this by pressing JawsKey+v, cursor down to screen echo and press 
space until highlighted is selected.  Then tab to close and press enter.

If this does the trick within the window where you changed it, you can make the 
change permanent and global, using the configuration manager and changing the 
same option in the default settings.  The screen echo setting is in the user 
options of the configuration manager.

Remember to save your changes if you go down this route.


Phil medway.

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Seaton 
  To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 11:57 AM
  Subject: [jaws-uk] Jaws not reading correctly


  I am a Windows XP user with JFW 6.0.

  Jaws has stopped reading text correctly, irrespective of the application I am 
working in.
  The problem occurs when moving the arrow keys over the text.  When I arrow up 
or down  Jaws  just says the word 'selected'.  I then have to press insert and 
8 in order to actually read the line back.  This has to be repeated for each 

  I have tried a few different settings but have yet to cure the problem.

  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Thanks in advance.


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