Getting JAWS to Say 'Unread' in Windows Live Mail

  • From: Ray Campbell <ray.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:35:49 +0000

Hello All:

I was asked a question by someone running JAWS 11 on a Windows 7 machine.  When 
he views messages in Windows Live Mail, JAWS will say 'Unread' when he arrows 
to unread messages.  I went into Tools and options, and unchecked the box that 
says 'Mark as read after displaying for'.  I maximized my screen.  I checked to 
make sure the 'Flag' column is being displayed when viewing the inbox, it is.  
Still, JAWS won't say 'Unread'.  Any ideas?  My client could always use ctrl-U 
to move to the next unread message, but if there's a way to get JAWS to say 
'Unread' when you are arrowing through messages I would like to know about it.


Ray Campbell, Adaptive Technology Help Desk Technician
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL  60608
312.997.3651 (Voice/Relay) or 888.825.0080 (Voice/Relay)

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