Best chat program for a newbie? (was:Re: Jaws in MSN!)

  • From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 09:26:18 -0800

Hi guys,

I missed a lot of this thread because I don't use any chat program  so I 
didn't open the messages.  but I gave in to my curiosity and read one or two 
of the most recent ones just now, and it made me wonder if maybe I shouldn't 
invest a little effort in learning at least one of the chat program, just 
case it allows for a little more online communication one of these days.

So I have a pretty basic question, and I invite listers like Bruce who seems 
to have extensive and comprehensive knowledge of this topic.  I would love 
to be able to use at least one chat application, but I'd love to know which 
would provide the optimal combination of widespread use and popularity as 
well as relative simplicity for a newbie like myself, including whatever 
scripts are available for Jaws 7 to make it usable, if they have to be found 
and installed.

Thanks.  It's just that in the last couple of years before the Internet 
spread so widely, And I could still see the text on my screen, I used to 
belong to a local BBS (bulletin board system) and really enjoyed real-time 
chat.  But when I imagine doing that with Jaws, it overwhelms me, the very 
idea, of lines of text constantly appearing onscreen, immediately followed 
by yet more, the very thing that was so exciting and fun when I could see to 
do this visually.

Thanks for suggestions.
From: "Wong" <allanwkf@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS in MSN!


hi Jouie,

As I mention in my previous email, the script that come with jaws 5.0 may
not support fully for msn 7.5.  After I do a double check, the script that
include in jaws 5.0 for msn is version 1.85 and with jaws 6.20 is version
1.90.  As I remember correctly, jaws 6.20 only support msn up to version
6.2, so, for version 5.0 of jaws I don't think can support up to the latest
version of msn.


hth
From: "Jouie" Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 14:46


Ya I realized those now. But, my question now will be, if ever you want to
do it manually, where can you find this option? I mean the settings for
enabling/disabling the typing sound?

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Wong
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 12:17 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: JAWS in MSN!

hi Jouie,

may I know you are using JFW 5.0 with which version of MSN?

when you read the help section, do the help stated the command is work find
with which version of MSN?

if you are using MSN higher then version 6.2, this command may not useable.

if you are using JFW 7.0, this setting can be found in JAWS Verbosity by
pressing insert+v.

hth
  From: Jouie Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 6:03 AM


  I read the help section of my JAWS 5.0. I went to popular applications and
I chose MSN Messenger looking for JAWS commands for this instant messenger
program. Then, as expected, I found few commands that have triggered my
curiosity enough for me to open MSN immediately! As stated, I pressed ctrl
shft f12 (toggle command) to hear a sound if the contact is typing. Also,
ctrl alt f12, also a (toggle command), to hear JAWS says a message if the
contact is typing etc. Now my question is, do these commands work?

  Regards,

  E-mail me at:

  jouiecel27@xxxxxxxxx

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