Re: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

  • From: Peter Holdstock <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:57:15 +0000

Hi since updating to JAWS 12 I've also had problems. I'll be typing in an edit box on a webpage when suddenly it tells me there are no further headings, check boxes or whatever, as if I've come out of forms mode. I've reported various issues to FS and they've told me they will try to fix it in a future update. I also have a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse and I've found that the mouse interferes with the keyboard. If you don't need the mouse move it well away from the receiver. Also the range of the microsoft keyboards doesn't seem to be very long. I received some very strange results to which I would never have thought were down to the mouse interfering.


Peter

-----Original Message----- From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:36 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: re: JFW 12 and Windows 7, and more

Hi Rik,
I understand.  The basic features are same as Vista - yes, start
by listening to JAWS tutorial on Windows Vista, as it gives you
somebasic knowledge about Windows 7 as well.  This includes newly
arranged Start Menu and Search box.
The way it works is way different from XP.  Whereas you can open
Start Menu and navigate through menus to find what you are
looking for, Windows 7 (by default) uses search box where you can
type something and the computer will pop up likely choices for
you.
As for search tool, I believe another sindch program apart from
Microsoft's Bing is installed on your computer.  When it asks
about changing it back to Bing, just answer "no" or click
"cancel" (what ever it was).
I personally don't use Wordpad, since I use Microsoft Word 2007
for word processing on my PC (which runs Windows 7 Professional).
As for cursor, you could try switching to Classic theme.  From
Start Menu (at the search box), type "theme," and Windows will
pop up Theme (from Control Panel) as one of its choices.  Select
this, and from themes box, select Windows Classic and click OK
button (if it exists).  That should minimize the cursor incidents
you are seeing and boost performance.
Any other questions? Feel free to ask us.
Cheers,
Joseph

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rik James" <Ohio1803@xxxxx
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date sent: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 17:23:27 -0700
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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