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Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:57
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Navigating direct
x screen in windows 10
As a former JAWS user who knew a good deal about
Window-eyes, I'll say that your main problems using JAWS may be that you don't
know certain commands that do the same things in JAWS and Window-eyes and that
you don't know the basic difference between the available cursors in the two
programs. Do you want suggestions about tutorials or
documentation? A lot of what you do should be very similar once you
learn equivalent commands. As far as the JAWS cursor is concerned, you
turn it on and off in JAWS. It isn't on all the time, as the Mouse
Pointer is in Window-eyes. In JAWS, you turn the JAWS cursor on with
numpad minus, the key the farthest to the right on the top row of the
numpad. But in this case, you want to make sure it is both on and in the
right window, where you are working. The command numpad insert numpad
minus, hold numpad insert and while doing so, press numpad minus, routes the
JAWS cursor to the PC cursor. You use all the same navigation commands
with the JAWS cursor, up and down arrow, control home and end, etc. to move
around the window. There aren't different commands, as in the Mouse
Pointer. There is somewhat more to
learn but to move around the window as you want to do, that's all
you have to know now.
To go back to the PC cursor, which is what
you were working with before, issue the command Numpad plus, the long key
immediately below numpad minus. That is, the long key on the farthest
right column of keys that is right below the small key. There are two
long keys. The one you want is the one above the long key that is the
farthest down. It's the middle key.
In Windows 10, the JAWS cursor does much less
than in earlier versions of Windows. You can see if it reads what you
want it to read. If not, you may have to use the Touch Cursor, which I
know nothing about, not having used JAWS to any extent for years.
Someone else can discuss that. And JAWS users can refer you to JAWS
training materials if you want.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Navigating direct x screen in windows
Okay, someone on list suggested I give the stats on my windows 10 computer
to the group to see what is slowing down my operation, compared to my xp
I followed the directions to open up the direct x diagnosis page and I now
need help in navigating the screens. In particular, I need some direction on
how to go line by line in a screen taht does not act like a text document,
whether is be wordpad, notepad or word.
I am a former Window eyes user and we had the "virtual mouse" using the
numpad with num-lock off and we could hit the 8 and 2 keys to go up or down,
line by line and have the screen reader read the line.
In jaws, what is the comprable actions to what I described to the window
Not doing well with jaws and am really hating not using my new computer due
to taht and the slowness of jaws on it.