Re: help with jaws and windows seven?

  • From: Dave <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 18:44:26 -0700

+1 to what Sina says.

I'll admit when I first saw the search box, my initial reaction had
been something similar back in Vista.  However, having access to
control panel panes, documents, folders, settings, etc via a keyword
search comes in very handy.  In addition, if you have outlook or other
email clients installed, this will get indexed as well.

My trick to shutdown quickly:
-  go to the desktop (win+m)
-  alt-f4

You are placed at the shutdown dialog (where you can logout/hibernate, etc.).

On 8/18/10, Sina Bahram <sbahram@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes, in reverse order:
> Go into the bios, have someone read it to you of course, and turn off media
> keys. That will re-enable all your F keys.
> Now, with regards to the start menu. Sorry man, no more classic start menu
> ... I know, it sucks, but it's ok.
> Check this out: that search field is insanely useful. Just hit start, and
> just type in winamp. Hit enter, don't even wait for jaws
> to read anything ... Winamp will come up. It sometimes takes a few hours or
> a few days for it to index everything, but you have
> keyword access to all of your applications and documents, directly in front
> of you at your finger tips.
> You want firefox, just type the first couple of letters: bam! It comes up,
> hit enter.
> It even does synonym search ... So for example, let's say you know that you
> want screen reader stuff, you can type in "screen
> reader", and the first option is "use screen reader", the next one is
> "change the narrator voice", etc, etc ...
> Also, it's like a virtual run dialog box too. Just type cmd, and hit enter,
> you're in a command prompt. You can obviously type web
> URI's in there like "" and you've got google in front of you.
> If you ever want the run dialog box, you can always hit windows+r to bring
> it up like before.
> Hope this helps?
> Take care,
> Sina
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> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Littlefield,
> Tyler
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:21 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: help with jaws and windows seven?
> Hello all,
> I have a few questions.
> I'm used to going directly to my start menu, and hitting say, w for wimamp.
> Now in seven (Transitioning from xp to seven), w or any other letter puts me
> in some search box.
> I just used s for shutdown, and I got lots of weird results, none of them
> having to do with shutdown. Is there a way to like... fix
> this start menu?
> Also, I have a dell, and for whatever reason my f1-f12 keys don't work, so
> things like ins+f11, alt+f4, ins+f12 and that don't work.
> Is there a way to fix this?
> Any accessibility tips people can give me for seven would be great.
> Thanks,
> Ty
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