Re: Stay away from JAWS 5.0 and 5.1.

  • From: "Joy Tilton" <joyctilton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:44:30 -0000

5.1 is what I'm using on an xp/sp2 machine, since that's all I can afford for the moment. But, it works just great for me. WTH?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Toews" <DogRiver@xxxxxxxx>
To: <blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 00:19
Subject: Re: Stay away from JAWS 5.0 and 5.1.



You are being overly dramatic here. Yes you had a bad experience, but a couple of gazillion people have installed 5.0 and 5.1 with no ill effects.

Bruce

--
Bruce Toews
E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: DogRiver@xxxxxxxx
Web Site (including info on my weekly commentaries): http://www.ogts.net
Info on the Best TV Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com

On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, James Dean wrote:

Note: The below message is also being CC'd to the jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx list.

Hi all. I found out something yesterday that I think all JAWS users should be aware of. If you are thinking of installing JAWS 5.0 or 5.1 on a Windows XP machine, don't do it! You'll need sighted assistance to fix it like I did. What happened is that Freedom scientific changed the way JAWS hooks to the screen. The only way you should try to install JAWS 5.0/5.1 is if you have at least version 6 of JAWS on your system, and do not remove the shared components. Even then, I wouldn't recommend it. In order to fix it, buy the way, you have to either do a system restore or boot the computer in to safe mode and remove the jhook file. Either way, you have to boot the PC up in to Safe mode because the computer can't display in normal mode. I don't know if this is true on all windows systems, but on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine it most certainly was!



James


MSN/Windows Messenger: jamesdean504@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: Semaj Yahoo: kg4RDF AIM: tootiki


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
Most low income households are not online. Help bridge the digital divide today!
http://us.click.yahoo.com/I258zB/QnQLAA/TtwFAA/67folB/TM
--------------------------------------------------------------------~->


BlindTech is a service of MosenExplosion.com. To find out about the other e-mail lists we run, please visit us on the web at http://www.MosenExplosion.com
Yahoo! Groups Links


<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blindtech/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
   blindtech-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
   http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/





--
To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfw


If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.13.13/195 - Release Date: 12/8/2005



-- To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfw

If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Other related posts: