RE: jaws 11 and net books

  • From: "Cy Selfridge" <cyselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:32:37 -0600

To chime in with this I would also insist on the full keyboard which will
include the numpad.

One of my sons has a Toshiba notebook with the full keyboard. It does not
have acamera.

Cy, The Anasazi


From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of The Elf
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:20 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: jaws 11 and net books


I would say get an acer, and unless you really want the limits of a netbook,
I.E. no disk drive and limited cpu power, I'd get a full notebook


also get 2 gigabits of ram minimum, and 4 would be better, and if it has
windows 7 starter on it be sure you get an upgrade option.


that's my best advice, and up till recently Toshiba's were ok, good as most,
but some of the newest seem to have some new features which cause them to
vibrate, you will want to ask them about this, what it's doing when its
shaking and how specifically to turn it off. 


you may as well, need some sighted assistance with changing the F buttons
from the media mode to there normal mode which is either done in control
panel keyboards on some computers, and on others in the bios (which is why I
said you might need some help) since many have said that there unit came
with the additional functions of the f keys (normally used by hitting the fm
key and the f key together) has been reversed so that the functions such as
volume control and screen settings are under normal f key control, and
things like close program keystroke (alt and f4 in the past) are now alt, FM
key F4. 




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----- Original Message ----- 

From: carlos g <mailto:dal747@xxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:39 PM

Subject: jaws 11 and net books


Hi list,
My name is Carlos I am new to the list.
I use to post once in a while years ago.
Well I just bought a net book.
my sighted friend hlped me buy it.
Its an hp net book from best buy.
Since I never had a net book i did not know what to look for.
The first thing was that when the computer was turnd on it did not go in to
windows right away instead showing some hp media thing.
I prbably could not hae figuered ou what was going on if not for my sighted
friend setting it up.o
then i found the insert but worked as a print screen first and as an insert
only in conjction of pressing the function ke.
Thats not good with jaws.
Now i just have fond out it doesn
have a home page up page down or end key.
I took it to best buy and they are goig to let me exchange it for another on
i have had it for mor thann a month so they are making an exception to there
rulesbecause the naure of the situation.
if any one has had prolems with net books like this or has any suggestions
on specific brands like please let me know.Its a nice netbook but i don't
think i could get uso not having a home key or page upor page dow or end.
thanks for any help.
The sales person in best buy suggested toshiba net books but i don't know.

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