Re: Updating Java

  • From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:04:05 -0700


It's always been completely inaccessible for me, all the way back to JAWS 3.5.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill White 
  To: jfw mailing list 
  Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 15:47
  Subject: Updating Java

  Hello.  I am having a problem with Windows XP, JAWS 11.0.1430, and Java from 
Sun MicroSystems, the add on for Internet Explorer.  It is not telling me when 
an update is available.  I went online to get help as to how to change the 
setting so that it will tell me when an update is available, and download it 

  The article said to go to start menu/settings/control panel, and click on 
java.  When I do this, the dialogue box doesn't talk.  Furthermore, when I look 
at it with Insert+b or with the vertualized window, it shows no visible buttons 
or setting controls.  I got a sighted person to look at my screen, and the 
controls are visible and clickable for them.

  Has anyone found a way around this problem with JAWS, or is it necessary for 
a sighted person to change this setting?

  Incidentally, my automatic updates are turned on, and in the Add or Remove 
Programs section, "Show Updates" is checked.  However, if the controls are not 
set in the control panel, it doesn't matter.  These settings override those in 
the Add or Remove Programs section.

  Thank you in advance.
  Bill White billwhite92701@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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