Re: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

  • From: "John R. Vaughn" <jrvaughn44@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:46:55 -0500

Karen, I do not disagree. Yes, that can work. I am suggesting though that sometimes, Jaws simply needs to be repaired which is why we have this option with recent versions of Jaws.

John
----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more


i was told last week that when jaws loses focus try hitting alt and tab. this should correct it. karen

----- Original Message ----- From: "john R. Vaughn" <jrvaughn44@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 7:58 AM
Subject: RE: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more


Peter, I have been using Jaws 12 as well as Jaws 11 with windows 7 for the last 15 months. I also have on the same computer, Jaws 11. Both versions
of Jaws are the latest version.
I find that periodically I have had to run a repair on Jaws 12 if Jaws
starts acting flakey. This happened last night. So if simply rebooting your
computer and Jaws still acts flakey, try the repair.
By flakey, I am referring to jaws not reading menue's correctly, jaws looses
focus, jaws cannot seem to get focus etc.
John in sunny florida

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Peter Holdstock
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 3:19 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

I didn't have any problems until a couple of months ago but now I have
regular issues.

Peter

-----Original Message----- From: Rose Combs
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 11:24 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

I have been using Window 7 and Jaws 12 since 12 came out as a beta and have
not had any of your problems.  Sorry I can't be more helpful.


Rose Combs
rosecombs@xxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Rik James
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 5:23 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

Excuse the multiple questions in a single email....

I have installed JAWS 12, and updated it completely, on a new Dell XPS pc,
that is running Windows 7 Home Premium.

First, this is my very worst mystery for which I am very painfully
struggling.
I am trying to learn about how to navigate around using Windows 7.

Quick basic question --- Do you still use the ALT + TAB to switch programs
in Windows 7?
It only seems to work sometimes. Sometimes it seems I have to go to Desktop,
and then TAB to the Taskbar. Is this normal?

I am constantly interrupted by losing focus, no matter what program is
running, with this "pin the program to the taskbar" thing. Sometimes it is already pinned, sometimes it is not. It does not seem to matter which, when it launches, all Hell breaks lose as far as working. No cursor will stay in an editing mode in a document, no web page will read, the focus just quickly goes there to this little pop up list of choices. It is located in the lower
left corner, just over the start menu, I am told.

First, Is there a setting in Windows to disable this thing?
Or is this a corruption?
Or do I have a problem that anyone else has had routinely?

All I could think was that maybe the mouse or the keyboard is causing this,
like to cause the thing to launch?

I have tried to read about it, but so far, have not been able to do much
about it.  I cannot seem to figure out what type of keystrokes may launch
it. But once it is launched, it will NOT cease to change my focus until I
just close everything and reboot.  My keyboard and mouse are a Microsoft
Wireless 5000 keyboard and mouse pair which share the same USB transmitter.

Does  JAWS automatically change something which might be causing this?


Also, this pc came loaded with Internet Explorer 8.
There is a pop up asking about version 9.
Is ithat newer version working okay with JAWS?

I do also have a pop up that keeps happening in IE 8 each time it is
launched saying that some other program changed my search default and wants
me to restore the Bing search tool.
Does someone have an opinion or suggestion about what course to take when
this occurs?


I have listened to some blind cool tech podcasts, I have read some things
with the JAWS Help Topics.
Will my studying the JAWS training of Vista be useful to me? I do not find a training option yet for Windows 7 from Freedom Scientific. Is there one?

I am sort of okay with what I have been able to learn so far. Certainly, it seems that since my old XP machines just finally died, I need to just move
on to this new operating system. And they say it is more stable, yes?

But I miss how some of my programs used to just have a simple menu without all the virtual ribbon stuff. What used to be 2 or 3 keystrokes, now I have
to go hither and yonder to do the old regular things, is how It feels.

For example in the Wordpad program. I used to routinely copy text from a web
page and use PASTE SPECIAL from the Edit menu of Wordpad to paste
UNFORMATTED TEXT into my Rich Text format Wordpad document. I cannot find
this anywhere in my new Windows 7 Wordpad.  Can anyone enlighten me?

If someone knows of a tutorial that explains this stuff, I am on the hunt to
get more proficient. I had such a devil of a time with an unstable XP pc.
And am hoping to have a several years of relative calm using my new pc with
Windows 7.  Am I crazy to want to be optomistic?

Thanks for any help and suggestions.
Rik


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