Re: Virtual Find Problem with JFW 11

  • From: "Gary King" <w4wkz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 22:24:36 -0500

I first noticed the problem with the TV listings pages on Zap2it and Yahoo, but 
since they require some setup to get a long listing, here is another site that 
exhibits the problem for me.

It currently has over 400 links, and it is the kind of large page that I'm 
talking about.  Search for the word privacy which is near the bottom of the 

Through further testing, I have found that I can get the Virtual Cursor back by 
pressing Tab as well as clicking on the page.  If I then go back to the top of 
the page and press F3, I will find what I'm searching for.  So it seems to be 
just the Virtual Find dialog that doesn't work.

I will admit to being one of those that Eric and Jonathan talked about in the 
FSCast who still uses Internet Explorer 6.  I plan to install 8 as soon as I 
make a little more space on my C drive and defrag it.  I hope I don't regret 
upgrading browsers.  I have seen some sites though that say they no longer 
support Internet Explorer 6.

Gary King

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Foret jr 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:45 PM
  Subject: Re: Virtual Find Problem with JFW 11

  Want to give us an example page so we can test it?  I'm running JAWS 11 beta 

  Also, you'll recall the beta report form.

  The Constantly BAREFOOTED Ray

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary King 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:32 PM
  Subject: Virtual Find Problem with JFW 11

  Has anyone else had a problem with Virtual Find with the Beta when using 
Internet Explorer?  This seems to happen mostly on large web pages.  I press 
Control+f, and JFW speaks virtual find.  I key in what I want to find and press 
Enter.  Most of the time JFW then goes silent, but occasionally it speaks some 
text from somewhere on the page.  When I press plus on the keypad to check 
which cursor mode I'm in, JFW speaks PC Cursor instead of Virtual Cursor.  
Toggling the cursor mode with JAWS Key+z doesn't help.  I can only get the 
Virtual Cursor back by clicking somewhere on the page in text that is not a 
link.  I haven't yet made this happen when using Firefox.

  Gary King

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