Re: Getting JAWS to Say 'Unread' in Windows Live Mail

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 16:08:44 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Ray,

I'm not sure if this information is useful or not, but on vista 32-bit, using 
jaws version 11.0.1461 and windows live mail version
14.0.18117.0146, jaws says if a message is unread.

I do know of an issue which means that Jaws doesn't say unread. However you say 
that you have made sure that the flag column is being displayed and I presume 
this means that you can open the columns dialog from the view menu. If this is 
the case then this issue does not apply to your case. Note, in passing, that 
graphic which indicates whether a message has been read is located to the left 
of the name in the from column, and not in the flag column.


original message:
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.


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