Try running jaws on it from a thumb drive that way you don't have to mess with narrator. It also prevents you having to install the software on your parents' computer. It sounds like a screen saver problem to me. Go to whatever that operating system uses for a control panel and turn off the screen saver in the display options. That, or set it so that it doesn't require a password to resume use of the computer.
Best I can do for you, man. Why do you want to use their machine, anyway? Yours sounds just fine and it has Jaws on it to boot. I'm not sure anyone around here can give you much help with narrator. We're all pretty strictly Jaws users with the odd Window Eyes person here and there.
Good luck, Alex----- Original Message ----- From: "Marvin Hunkin" <startrekcafe@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 4:35 AM Subject: laptop query
hi. my dad purchase a acer aspire 5315. using windows vista home basic. my mum uses the internet. if she leaves the machine say for 15 minutes. the internet disconnects. in the power options. she has wake up password enabled. so what options using windows narrator. and only has only 512 mb ram. a 1.7 ghz processor, 166 gb hard disk. now what setting should i look for to change to make it not happen. talked my mum through the power options. in control panel and what the closing the lid does. it is all set to sleep and one option to shut down. must be some simple set up. as my folks not too tech savy. so any ideas. tried using jaws 10 with ome basic, and got frustrated. jaws kept jumping around all over the menus. so afraid to use it on my parents laptop. so looking at using narator. and also turn off the user accounts. as i have turned it off on my machine. drives me crazy. also set the screen saver to a longer period.what other settings in vista to make my parents machine more responsive andnot so sluggish. it seem to take a good five minutes to boot up. browsing on the net is slow. compared to my fast toshiba, 2 gb ram, 2ghz processor, 250 gb hard disl. have told my dad to purchase more ram, but he is stubborn. is it a difficult process to do? or is it pretty simple just to open up another slot for ram. then put in another slot of ram. and how much. cheers Marvin. -- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo 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/jfwAlternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.htmlIf 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
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