Re: Applications menu

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <A.Spratt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 17:10:42 -0400

Hi, John.

I have two separate suggestions.

One method that has helped me delete hard-to-locate files, such as a shortcut, 
is to search for part of the filename with the Windows find function, as 

1. Press windows key with f.
2.Tab twice to "All files and folder."  Press spacebar.
3. In the edit filed that appears, type in a part of the filename that is 
unlikely to turn up a lot of results. Press enter.
4. Wait for JAWS to announce something. On my system, it says simply, "Back," 
the word that JAWS picks up from the screen when the search finishes.
5. Tab six, or sometimes seven, times to get the list of results.
6. As you arrow down the list of results, listen for likely candidates. When 
you find one, do a say line key combination, insert-8 on the numpad. That 
should give you the extended filename. If you can't get the full name and path, 
go into properties with alt-enter and then into JAWS mode.
7. Eventually you should locate the file or shortcut you need to delete.

An alternative method, in light of your original description, is to download a 
highly accessible program called Unclean from
This program reorganizes the add/remove section of the control panel so that 
it's easy to delete errant application files. As I recall, not only can you 
download the program from the programs page of the JFWLite website, but you can 
also get Debbie Scales' helpful hints.

I hope one of these methods works for you.  

----- Original Message -----
From: John Ramsey


I tried that and when I hit the applications key the second time it did not 
bring up the menu. I don't know how else to get rid of it. I appreciate your 
help though.

Take care,


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of GB

Errow down to the item in that menu and then hit the application key on the 
keyboard, (same as right click) and you get a menu and errow down to deleate 
and hit enter


From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
John Ramsey


I apologize in advance for this off topic message, but I have a problem that 
some of you may be able to help me with. If not, maybe you can direct me to 
someone who can. I have a shortcut in my applications drop down menu that 
refers to a non existing program and I do not know how to get rid of it. If 
anyone can help I will greatly appreciate it. Once again, I do apologize for 
the off topic message.

Take care,


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