Re: new JAWS 9.0.515

  • From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 08:21:33 -0800

It seems some users aren't experiencing many, or any, inconveniences with 
this release, but over the couple of days I've had it installed, I'm 
discovering quite an inventory of problems, which I'm compiling a list of so 
that I can report as much as possible to FS at the same time. Here are some 
examples, and I'd be curious to know if anyone else is having the same 

IE 7 select all (control A)on a Web page for copying to clipboard doesn't 
work right, and if I don't play games like pressing Control C twice instead 
of once (learned by experimenting), then trying to paste into an open Word 
document crashes Word.

In edit fields like the Save As dialogue in Word and the hotkey assignment 
in properties for a program icon, Jaws doesn't echo typing or speak when I 
use Say Line. Oddly, it does speak the autocomplete as it fills in the path 
and filename edit field in Save As, which of course gets ahead of what I'm 
trying to do, but it won't allow me to read what has been auto filled in and 
edit it. Nor to edit what I type in myself after selecting and deleting that 
stuff. Useless.

When beginning to type a message in the message area of a new Outlook 
Express message, Jaws speaks whatever it accidentally is focused on, which 
is sometimes the From line of the headers, sometimes the To line, and so 
forth. Very quirky, although more annoying than disabling, unlike the above 

And here's some unwelcome news to share. Scripts for AdAware and Spyware 
Blaster aren't working at all. I've explored both with the Jaws cursor, but 
can't make much sense of either, and that's okay. I've exited this version 
and launched Jaws 8 so I can get things done today. Now to alt tab around 
the task bar and see if Lavasoft finally finished downloading the latest 
AdAware update. Now and then the update downloads as quickly as it always 
has, but more often, it creeps along or just sticks for minutes at a time. 
No, I'm not having download issues otherwise. It's Lavasoft, not me.

Okay, that's it so far. Going to write to FS and pretend to myself I'm 
taking part in the public Beta testing. After the final release. Whatever... 

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