Re: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose signing in

  • From: "Allan Wong" <allanwkf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 03:43:16 +0800

direct download link for wlm 8.0:
http://g.msn.com/8reen_us/EN_NOUS/INSTALL_MSN_MESSENGER_DL.EXE

Regards,
Allan Wong
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Blake Sinnett" <frequency660@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 01:42
Subject: RE: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose signing in


You can get messenger 8.0 from the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E010F88F-8574-4562-AF6D-48DD23026B9D&displaylang=en

HTH,
Blake


From: "Jim Grimsby JR." <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose   
signing in
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 08:21:56 -0800

Yep the reading message commands work fine with 8.1 as you are unable to get
8.0 any more.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Robert S. Batchelor
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:31 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose
signing in

I am using MSN Messenger 7.5, and when I am conversing with someone, to hear
the last message I use Alt+1 on the numbers row, to go back 2 messages,
Alt+2 etc.

Does that work with Messenger 8.0?

Bob



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-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Allan Wong
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:25 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose
signing in

hi Chris,
the actual old keystroke for read last msn is alt+shift+f12.

Regards,
Allan Wong
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 09:57
Subject: Re: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose
signing in


Hi Hal
   Yes, it all has to do with the little alert that flashes on the
screen when a contact signs in. For some inexplicable reason, JAWS
will not read the entire contact name when the alert flashes on the
screen, and a press of the hot key, which I changed back to alt plus
control plus f12, delivers the exact same results.   It only seems to
happen with contacts with particularly long screen names.  When you
go to the actual contact list window in windows live messenger, these
screen names read *exactly* as they should.  There is no way, I know
of at least, to change the way that the alert looks on the screen
when a contact signs in.  But for some reason, Windows Live Messenger
has changed the way the alert window looks, and a script may have to
be modified to  change that particular behavior.
It's not a big deal, but I wanted to see if I could fix this problem.




At 07:36 PM 2/6/2007, you wrote:
 >Chris, the first suggestion that came to mind, is to press control +pc
 >cursor key, but this only widens a column temporarily and upon reading 
your
 >message a second time, I don't think this is your issue. It has to do with
 >what Jaws picks up when a contact signs in I know. But perhaps there is a
 >setting you can tweak in msn? IN truth I can't figure out what it might 
be.
 >For now I am back to using msn 7.5, just had to have my computer's hard
 >drive reformatted.
 >
 >Hal
 >
 >
 >----- Original Message -----
 >From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
 >To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 >Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 1:43 AM
 >Subject: Windows Live messenger 8.1, JAWS 8, and announcing whose signing
in
 >
 >
 >: Hi folks
 >: I wanted to make the subject line as clear as possible. here's the
 >: question.  Recently Windows Live messenger 8.1 was released, and I
 >: was asked earlier by the program if i wanted to upgrade to the latest
 >: version. I said yes and it installed perfectly ok and I can read
 >: messages and all that works fine.
 >:
 >:  However, with this latest version, JAWS 8.0, for whatever reason,
 >: seems to be trunkating the names of people when they sign in.  To
 >: make myself completely clear here, if someone signs in, you'll hear,
 >: so and so has just signed in.
 >: If this screen name is particularly long, JAWS 8 will read only part
 >: of the screen name, and then out of nowhere you'll hear ...
 >:
 >:
 >: So in the above example, instead of hearing, looking for a good mp3
 >: recorder has just signed in, , JAWS now says something like, looking
 >: for  a goo... has just signed in.  It didn't do this type of thing in
 >: windows live messenger version 8 and I'm just trying to find out if
 >: there's a way that I can either fix it with a tweak in JAWS, or if it
 >: can be fixed some other way either by me, or through the help of
 >: someone else? Now keep in mind that if i arrow through my contact
 >: list in windows live messenger, all the names are completely spoken
 >: and all that seems to be fine. however when someone signs in, I'd
 >: like to be able to hear their full name instead of it getting to a
 >: certain point and then going ... at the end.  That just doesn't seem
 >: quite right.  So if anyone knows a fix for this, I'd be greatful!
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