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Sent: Monday, November 02, 2020 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2021 Beta 3 Download Link + What's
below is the Beta 3 download link for 32 and 64 bit systems, the Beta 3 report
form link and what's new in the Beta 3
32 and 64 Bit Download Link:
in Beta 3 for Jaws, ZoomText and Fusion:
Enhancements in JAWS, ZoomText, and
Fusion 2021 Public Beta 3
following is a list of improvements made between Public Beta 2 and Public Beta
3. Note that while many customer-reported enhancements are included
release, the following is a list of more notable
Enhancements in JAWS 2021 and
Fusion 2021 Public Beta 3
list of 29 items
• Added the ability for Sharky
to tell you a joke, currently only available in the English Version and for
JAWS. Coming soon to other languages.
• Removed volume change announcements
that some users reported hearing in Public Beta 2 when using certain keyboards
and headsets with multimedia controls.
• In response to customer feedback, we
have moved the link to open Convenient OCR results directly in Word to the
bottom of the results window rather than
the top to make it less
• For Voice Assistant in the German Version of JAWS and
ZoomText, the word "hey" has been added to the wake words Sharky and Zoomy.
Therefore, you now
open Voice Assistant by saying "Hey Sharky" or "Hey
• Improved the results returned for Voice Assistant in German, which
was based on customer feedback.
• Resolved a problem seen in Notepad where
the flashing cursor on a braille display was blinking faster than normal after
selecting all text in a short
document. This also made it difficult to read
flash messages on the display.
• Updated Voice Assistant so you can now say
"settings center" or "quick settings" to access those utilities.
• Resolved a
reported issue when using the new Braille Panning feature which helps avoid
blank spaces on the display. When moving in HTML or the Virtual
were certain edit controls in the Chrome and Edge browsers where text was not
being displayed as expected when panning.
• Resolved a reported issue in
Outlook where JAWS was not echoing text as expected when typing in the body of a
new message with Typing Echo set to Words.
• Removed the announcement of
Tutor Messages in Microsoft Office Ribbons as they were very verbose when
attempting to navigate.
• When opening a message in Outlook, resolved a
reported issue where JAWS would not always start reading from the top if it has
previously been opened.
It would often start reading from the previous
location where you stopped reading the last time.
• Resolved an issue in MS
Mail where JAWS was reporting list start and end info for each item in a
• Users can now use Voice Assistant to Toggle certain features of JAWS
and Fusion. Screen Shade, Audio Ducking, Speech on Demand, and Virtual PC
can all be toggled if you say the word toggle, followed by the
feature. And in the December Update of 2021, we will make it so you can just say
of the feature, and it will toggle the state and avoid the need for
the word toggle.
• Resolved issues for the Picture Smart Feature where the
"more results" link in the Results Viewer, was not properly getting more results
them as expected.
• Updated the Help for Voice Assistant by
removing and adding some commands for the current update.
• Resolved an issue
when selecting all text (CTRL+A) in a large Word document. This action would
cause JAWS to hang for several seconds.
• Resolved a reported issue where
exporting your Settings, could cause instability as you navigated the dialogs
while using this feature in JAWS.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would not
remain in Forms Mode, while trying to compose email messages in OE Classic.
Resolved several issues related to migrating settings from previous versions of
JAWS to JAWS 2021.
• Resolved issues for customers reporting that JAWS did
not recognize ScaleRichView controls used in certain editors. This custom window
class will be
recognized by default in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved an
issue reported where braille was not tracking to the Navigation Bar in Outlook
365 or Outlook 2016 when pressing F6.
• Additional User Settings are
collected when running the FS Support Tool. This will help Technical Support to
gather all the relevant data to help solve
• JAWS would
leave Forms Mode and the Virtual Cursor would be on when creating an email in
Thunderbird Email. This occurred when navigating with arrow
Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading the Auto Complete options in the
Chrome Address bar.
• Increased the size of the Speech History Buffer to
allow for 500 strings rather than just 50 when you press INSERT+SPACE, H to
review the most recent
strings sent to the synthesizer.
• The feature
"Keyboard Lock" has been added to JAWS Command Search. To activate it, press
INSERT+SPACE, L. This locks the keyboard and only allows
keystrokes to be used. To find the keystroke using JAWS Command
Search, type the word "lock."
• Resolved reported issues with early public
beta versions of 2021 where third-party scripts were not compiling. This was an
issue when using WordPerfect
and Quattro Pro.
• Updated braille drivers
provided by Papenmeire.
• Resolved reported issue in Power Point 365 in the
Notes Area of a slide where JAWS was saying graphic while navigating text in the
Enhancements in Fusion 2021 Public
list of 3 items
• Resolved an issue when composing an email in
Outlook where tracking by Fusion in the magnified view would fail. This occurred
if you first selected text,
and then started typing to replace it.
Resolved an issue where the Focus highlight is not tracking in Office Ribbons
when JAWS Virtual Ribbon is enabled.
• Resolved an issue where Braille Viewer
and Text Viewer were not remaining persistent and restarting after rebooting.
They should stay active until the
users shuts them off in the future.
Enhancements in ZoomText 2021
Public Beta 3
list of 4 items
• Resolved an issue in Mozilla Firefox 82
where ZoomText Focus Enhancement was failing to track as you read while
navigating in Firefox.
• Resolved a Voice Assistant issue when trying to
increase or decrease magnification to a Fractional Level. For example, asking
Zoomy to set Magnification
to 1.2, resulted in getting 12X. the decimal point
was being excluded.
• Resolved an issue where ZoomText speech would not stop
when saying a Voice Assistant command. The feature was designed to interrupt
• Resolved an issue in the Outlook Inbox when your Windows Display
Setting Zoom Level is higher than 100%, and you navigate the inbox. The view is
to the right as you navigate making it impossible to see the left
edge of the window.
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