Re: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

  • From: "Peter Holdstock" <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:47:56 +0100

Or you could even just buy a number keypad for a couple of quid and plug that 
in so you still have your number keypad.


From: Cy Selfridge 
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:59 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: RE: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

Barbara Ann,

I also use a USB keyboard with my laptop because I do not want to be bothered 
trying to think of what the stupid keystroke is for the laptop. (LOL)

I also use one of those little cooling stations which the laptop sits on as my 
Dell would really like to get quite hot.

Cy, The Anasazi 



From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 6:44 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac


Just for an FYI:

I use a laptop, but attached a regular keyboard to it.  This way I can keep my 
fingers going in the same direction regardless if I am at work with my desk top 
or at home with my laptop.

Of course it makes your laptop, a bit less portable, because you have to pick 
up the machine and the keyboard. 

Just another option, if you don't want to jump into learning new key strokes 
right away.


Barbara Anne 

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Dave Mitchell
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:28 AM
To: JAWS Help
Subject: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

Hi All:  I have been using JAWS since 2.0 but always on a Desk Top PC with 
Microsoft operating systems.

I'm contemplating adding a laptop and just reviewed the Freedom Scientific site 
for guidance without success.  Perhaps I missed some obvious resources at the 
site but mostly I went around in circles.  As an aside, they hide their pricing 
as good as anybody it seems.  <G>


On point, how difficult is the learning curve from PC to Laptop within Windows 
based machines?

Also, does anyone operate both a Desk Top Windows PC and a Mac laptop?

If the best idea would be to stay with a Windows laptop, do I shop Cosco and 
the like, Dell or what?

My needs do not stray much from using the Internet, e mail and basic word 

Thanks for any help and, if this subject   can possibly be off topic, you can 
send reply's direct to:




Thanks again, Mitch


"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."  
Mark twain

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