RE: Jaws And Laptop Computers

  • From: "Bill Spiry" <aspiry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:11:45 -0800

Sue, 
I do use the laptop layout while on the laptop keyboard, routing seems to
work ok using the insert key method. I actually like using the laptop layout
on my full sized keyboards as well, find it handy to have the insert key on
both ends and it helps me avoid inadvertent caps locks when hammering out
long writings, and the num pad still works the same as it does in desktop
setting.

I'm not familiar with your reference to use of the FN key on other laptops
to route Jaws, guess I didn't pick that one up on my HP.I 
When I've had to do things that require a lot of work in the jaws cursor or
invisible cursor I generally use an external kb as doing it on the laptop
requires me to hold down the insert key to maintain navigation. Have you
found a way around that? If so I'd be interested in what alternative key
asignments you've used and how you did it.
Ref "I ended up changing the JAWS and PC Cursors and the routing to
different keystrokes." more info on this?
 

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Sue B
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:56 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Jaws And Laptop Computers

Bill,

Just curious, do you use the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout on your Lenovo
X200? If not, how did you handle turning the JAWS and PC cursors on and
routing them to each other. I found that the FN key didn't allow me to do
this as it had on other laptops I've used. I love this laptop, it is so
small and lightweight but still has a full size keyboard. Since I use it
often to write JAWS scripts and I don't care for using the JAWS Laptop
Keyboard settings, I ended up changing the JAWS and PC Cursors and the
routing to different keystrokes. The size and weight of this computer make
it very convenient. I also found out that it is pretty durable, it has
fallen out of chairs and off tables a time or two and keeps on ticking.

Sue B.

Bill Spiry wrote:
> I'm using a Lenovo X200, works well with JAWS. Have used HP, Dell, 
> Gateway in past, been happiets with this machine, and my last HP.
> A general rule of thumb I've adoptted and seems to work, look for the 
> machine that has the internal specs you want and less buzzers and 
> bells on the outside. You want power and capacity, you don't need 
> marvie graphics and lots of pretty touch pad controls.
>
> Most sound systems are up to the task these days so long as they are 
> mainstream, and good accessible volume  controls are handy.
> Have to think about the graphics card a bit, but again that is 
> becoming less of an issue as most mainstream units work fine with JAWS.
> For me a big deal was the comfort with the keyboard size and layout. 
> Some laptop mfrs get pretty off the wall in the keyboard layouts, some 
> little bitty keys, some things located where it would make no sense 
> unless you can see it, etc. that is one of the real strong features of 
> the Lenovo, it has a fantastic keyboard, full sized keys, logical 
> layout etc. Dell's are pretty decent as well, depending on the 
> machine. Toshiba has been getting a bit squirly with their layouts as well
as HP.
> Bottom line, decide what you want and get your hands on one to feel it up.
>
> Good luck.
>  
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Chris Hallsworth
> Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 1:24 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Jaws And Laptop Computers
>
> Acers work really well with JAWS. So do HP and Toshiba. It's best to 
> shop around, contact your JAWS dealer and enquire on any known issues 
> on the
> laptop(s) you're interested in, and so on. Hope this helps. Good luck 
> in the research.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Geoff Connor
> Sent: 29 November 2009 20:50
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Jaws And Laptop Computers
>
> Hi all. I am using Jaws 11 and I'm thinking about purchasing a laptop 
> computer. This will be my first one so I'm going to be taking my time 
> and doing some looking around. There are a number of different brands 
> of computers out there and my question is, What brands work the best with
Jaws?
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Geoff
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