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Re: email service question

John Holcomb II
 

I’d rather  just have an email provider that doesn’t do spam filtering asor if they do so , as little as possible.

I never ever look at  Gmail on the web, I o use outlook.

I want to be able to use one program to do it all, not have to open a separate website, figure out how to go to the  Gmail message in question, then ma mark it there when  I literally will never use the website to read or co compose or do anything with mail.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

You have to mark it as not spam on the web site.  It is easy to do this on the web site and it would be to your advantage if you want to reduce mail misdirected to the spam folder. 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

Yeah but I’m not one that uses the web interface.

So I don’t know of a way to no not mark it as spam in outlook.

I can move it to the inbox but that doesn’t not mark it, does it?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

Just marking a message from a certain person or domain as not spam doesn’t change things immediately.  If you continue to do so, my experience is that Google learns not to generally mark them as spam over time.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

With Google, have marked stuff as not spam and it doesn't care it still
continues.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

No Madison, do not seitch your email service, change your filter settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I assume you're talking about switching email services? If so, then I think
it'd be worth it if it meant fixing these issues.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: October 25, 2021 12:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I've given my email address to many places and people and would have to
switch a lot of things to a different mail address if I went thru and did
something like this though considered it myself.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi Madison,

I live next door to you in Sask.
I choose to use sasktel as my I s p and mail server.
I had sasktel set my filters to none.
These days, the amount of truly junk mail I get is less than 1 % with no
filters.
 

Set your mail to no filters and see how things go.  Try it for a week and
see how it is.

Cheers,

Mont

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for
them, sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that
I ask is because I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't
use it
anymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filters
messages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but
now I'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages
that aren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm
constantly worrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also
about what messages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are
newsletters that I've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as
spam and so therefor I'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my
safe senders' list on my ISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved
my problem. When I was subscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address
they'd come through just fine, but I really want to have all of my emails
being sent to one address, I really don't want to have to have to be
checking multiple addresses all the time. The reason I changed addresses is
because I asked my ISP and they told me that they don't filter to the same
extent that gmail does. I totally get that they need and want to protect
people from spam and such, but when you're not receiving all emails sent to
you because they're thought to be spam when they're not then that's no good
either. I've asked them and they say that they can't turn off the filters
(if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if it means that it
prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I get them
which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from them when
I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being marked as
such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'm
really not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If
anyone is wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use
Outlook to access my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules
or filters set up in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I
really want to do something about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't
tell me to just unsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long
message, any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! Thanks
Madison  
































Re: email service question

Gene
 

If you were to use the web site, the procedure is a little different for marking a message as not spam in the standard view and the basic HTML view.  I can discuss the procedures.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question
 
You have to mark it as not spam on the web site.  It is easy to do this on the web site and it would be to your advantage if you want to reduce mail misdirected to the spam folder. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question
 

Yeah but I’m not one that uses the web interface.

So I don’t know of a way to no not mark it as spam in outlook.

I can move it to the inbox but that doesn’t not mark it, does it?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

Just marking a message from a certain person or domain as not spam doesn’t change things immediately.  If you continue to do so, my experience is that Google learns not to generally mark them as spam over time.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

With Google, have marked stuff as not spam and it doesn't care it still
continues.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

No Madison, do not seitch your email service, change your filter settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I assume you're talking about switching email services? If so, then I think
it'd be worth it if it meant fixing these issues.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: October 25, 2021 12:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I've given my email address to many places and people and would have to
switch a lot of things to a different mail address if I went thru and did
something like this though considered it myself.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi Madison,

I live next door to you in Sask.
I choose to use sasktel as my I s p and mail server.
I had sasktel set my filters to none.
These days, the amount of truly junk mail I get is less than 1 % with no
filters.
 

Set your mail to no filters and see how things go.  Try it for a week and
see how it is.

Cheers,

Mont

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for
them, sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that
I ask is because I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't
use it
anymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filters
messages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but
now I'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages
that aren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm
constantly worrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also
about what messages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are
newsletters that I've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as
spam and so therefor I'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my
safe senders' list on my ISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved
my problem. When I was subscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address
they'd come through just fine, but I really want to have all of my emails
being sent to one address, I really don't want to have to have to be
checking multiple addresses all the time. The reason I changed addresses is
because I asked my ISP and they told me that they don't filter to the same
extent that gmail does. I totally get that they need and want to protect
people from spam and such, but when you're not receiving all emails sent to
you because they're thought to be spam when they're not then that's no good
either. I've asked them and they say that they can't turn off the filters
(if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if it means that it
prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I get them
which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from them when
I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being marked as
such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'm
really not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If
anyone is wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use
Outlook to access my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules
or filters set up in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I
really want to do something about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't
tell me to just unsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long
message, any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! Thanks
Madison  

































Re: email service question

Gene
 

You have to mark it as not spam on the web site.  It is easy to do this on the web site and it would be to your advantage if you want to reduce mail misdirected to the spam folder. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question
 

Yeah but I’m not one that uses the web interface.

So I don’t know of a way to no not mark it as spam in outlook.

I can move it to the inbox but that doesn’t not mark it, does it?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

Just marking a message from a certain person or domain as not spam doesn’t change things immediately.  If you continue to do so, my experience is that Google learns not to generally mark them as spam over time.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

With Google, have marked stuff as not spam and it doesn't care it still
continues.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

No Madison, do not seitch your email service, change your filter settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I assume you're talking about switching email services? If so, then I think
it'd be worth it if it meant fixing these issues.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: October 25, 2021 12:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I've given my email address to many places and people and would have to
switch a lot of things to a different mail address if I went thru and did
something like this though considered it myself.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi Madison,

I live next door to you in Sask.
I choose to use sasktel as my I s p and mail server.
I had sasktel set my filters to none.
These days, the amount of truly junk mail I get is less than 1 % with no
filters.
 

Set your mail to no filters and see how things go.  Try it for a week and
see how it is.

Cheers,

Mont

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for
them, sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that
I ask is because I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't
use it
anymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filters
messages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but
now I'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages
that aren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm
constantly worrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also
about what messages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are
newsletters that I've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as
spam and so therefor I'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my
safe senders' list on my ISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved
my problem. When I was subscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address
they'd come through just fine, but I really want to have all of my emails
being sent to one address, I really don't want to have to have to be
checking multiple addresses all the time. The reason I changed addresses is
because I asked my ISP and they told me that they don't filter to the same
extent that gmail does. I totally get that they need and want to protect
people from spam and such, but when you're not receiving all emails sent to
you because they're thought to be spam when they're not then that's no good
either. I've asked them and they say that they can't turn off the filters
(if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if it means that it
prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I get them
which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from them when
I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being marked as
such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'm
really not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If
anyone is wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use
Outlook to access my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules
or filters set up in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I
really want to do something about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't
tell me to just unsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long
message, any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! Thanks
Madison  

































Re: Taking A Break

Victor
 

LOL

On Oct 26, 2021, at 10:36 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

How you take a break is you take a piece of that kit kat bar!
Yep, I had to! Lmao
John







Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

I’m dang near completely deaf in the right ear but oh well, I should get a discount because of that feature muhahaha. I’m kidding folks, don’t bust out the pitch forks.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Not for those of us who can’t understand speech in one ear and understand  something else in the other.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

John Holcomb II
 

Me either.

I am unable to understand speech at all in my left ear.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Indeed, everyone has a different level of hearing loss.  Speaking for myself only, this feature will not benefit me, although I wish it did.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

I wouldn’t assume that the ability to split audio will be of no benefit to people with hearing loss.  I don’t know much about hearing loss but I would think it might benefit people with some kinds and degrees of hearing loss and perhaps not others, but I make no assumptions.  Perhaps those with much more knowledhge about hearing loss will comment.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:31 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

John Holcomb II
 

Not for those of us who can’t understand speech in one ear and understand  something else in the other.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Installing firestick without sighted help

 

Hello,
If you are using the Amazon Alexa app you may be able to install it without sided help. I know I’ve set it up after it was entered in but I haven’t tried it installing a fire stick without having the Amazon Alexa app. To install it you can go to devices tab at the bottom, and then click add new device. You then should be able to flip through the list of devices to see if it’s listed there.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Oct 26, 2021, at 12:38 PM, David Petrilli via groups.io <dpetrilli1=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject says it all. Could you use be my eyes or something or would it take to long? Tanks Dave





Re: email service question

John Holcomb II
 

Yeah but I’m not one that uses the web interface.

So I don’t know of a way to no not mark it as spam in outlook.

I can move it to the inbox but that doesn’t not mark it, does it?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

Just marking a message from a certain person or domain as not spam doesn’t change things immediately.  If you continue to do so, my experience is that Google learns not to generally mark them as spam over time.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

 

With Google, have marked stuff as not spam and it doesn't care it still
continues.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

No Madison, do not seitch your email service, change your filter settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I assume you're talking about switching email services? If so, then I think
it'd be worth it if it meant fixing these issues.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: October 25, 2021 12:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

I've given my email address to many places and people and would have to
switch a lot of things to a different mail address if I went thru and did
something like this though considered it myself.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi Madison,

I live next door to you in Sask.
I choose to use sasktel as my I s p and mail server.
I had sasktel set my filters to none.
These days, the amount of truly junk mail I get is less than 1 % with no
filters.
 

Set your mail to no filters and see how things go.  Try it for a week and
see how it is.

Cheers,

Mont

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: October 25, 2021 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for
them, sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that
I ask is because I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't
use it
anymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filters
messages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but
now I'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages
that aren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm
constantly worrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also
about what messages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are
newsletters that I've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as
spam and so therefor I'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my
safe senders' list on my ISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved
my problem. When I was subscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address
they'd come through just fine, but I really want to have all of my emails
being sent to one address, I really don't want to have to have to be
checking multiple addresses all the time. The reason I changed addresses is
because I asked my ISP and they told me that they don't filter to the same
extent that gmail does. I totally get that they need and want to protect
people from spam and such, but when you're not receiving all emails sent to
you because they're thought to be spam when they're not then that's no good
either. I've asked them and they say that they can't turn off the filters
(if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if it means that it
prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I get them
which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from them when
I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being marked as
such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'm
really not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If
anyone is wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use
Outlook to access my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules
or filters set up in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I
really want to do something about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't
tell me to just unsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long
message, any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! Thanks
Madison  

































Installing firestick without sighted help

David Petrilli
 

Subject says it all. Could you use be my eyes or something or would it take to long? Tanks Dave


Re: Taking A Break

John Holcomb II
 

How you take a break is you take a piece of that kit kat bar!
Yep, I had to! Lmao
John


Re: email service question

Robin Frost
 

Hi Mary,

I'm not Heather but I'm glad to know it works well with NVDA. Have you ever had occasion to delete or rename a folder from the web interface using NVDA? If so could you tell us how you did it? If not then never mind me. ☺

That's the only thing I've yet to fully master using any screen reader with it. Though it lets you create folders from within any email client it wasn't letting me rename or delete them from within the clients so I went to the web interface and just didn't have an easy time with it. So I sadly let Aira help me accomplish that which I needed done at the time.

I'd sure like to be able to do it myself though if at all possible.


Take good care.

Robin

On 10/25/2021 6:38 PM, Mary Smith via groups.io wrote:
Hi Heather, the fastmail web interface works well with NVDA.


On 2021-10-25 5:08 p.m., heather albright wrote:
Ah, yes, I am thinking about getting a fast mail account. I was not sure how accessible it was to use with the screen readers. Thanks for posting about it. Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows

From: Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question

Hi Madison and all,
I'm not sure there's an email provider that filters nothing but I myself understand what you're saying and after swearing I'd never change email addresses again I defected from Outlook.com and signed up with Fastmail.com
It is however, a paid service if you wish to use it in an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or the mail app on a smart phone.
I was so pleased during my thirty day trial that I signed up for 3 years. But you can pay monthly or annually. Setting it up in an email client is very similar to doing so with something like iCloud or GMail when 2 factor authentication is in place. I.E. you have to generate an app specific pass code which is entered once and then remembered and you're in business.  You don't have to enter any settings manually as during set up most clients with which I've entered things have entered all defaults just fine that is if you're using IMAP which I am.
I have no affiliation with the company I'm just a happy user.
As for filtering I still get a few emails going to spam folder but nothing I can't easily retrieve and mark as not spam but these are usually email newsletters from places like CNet for instance. Most mail that's important to me is going where it ought.
Also like GMail you have to set up any mail rules or filters for sorting mail into subfolders on their web interface but doing so is very easy and accessible with screen readers and once done it's set it and forget it and any client through which you access mail will show your mail placed where you set it to be.
I hope that helps.
Take good, good care.
Robin

On 10/25/2021 12:35 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for them,
sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that I ask is
because I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't use it
anymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filters
messages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but now
I'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages that
aren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm constantly
worrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also about what
messages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are newsletters that
I've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as spam and so therefor
I'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my safe senders' list on my
ISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved my problem. When I was
subscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address they'd come through just
fine, but I really want to have all of my emails being sent to one address, I
really don't want to have to have to be checking multiple addresses all the
time. The reason I changed addresses is because I asked my ISP and they told me
that they don't filter to the same extent that gmail does. I totally get that
they need and want to protect people from spam and such, but when you're not
receiving all emails sent to you because they're thought to be spam when they're
not then that's no good either. I've asked them and they say that they can't
turn off the filters (if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if it
means that it prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I get
them which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from them
when I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being marked
as such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'm
really not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If anyone
is wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use Outlook to
access my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules or filters set
up in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I really want to do
something about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't tell me to just
unsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long message, any
help/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! Thanks
Madison




















Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Indeed, everyone has a different level of hearing loss.  Speaking for myself only, this feature will not benefit me, although I wish it did.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

I wouldn’t assume that the ability to split audio will be of no benefit to people with hearing loss.  I don’t know much about hearing loss but I would think it might benefit people with some kinds and degrees of hearing loss and perhaps not others, but I make no assumptions.  Perhaps those with much more knowledhge about hearing loss will comment.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:31 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

Gene
 

I wouldn’t assume that the ability to split audio will be of no benefit to people with hearing loss.  I don’t know much about hearing loss but I would think it might benefit people with some kinds and degrees of hearing loss and perhaps not others, but I make no assumptions.  Perhaps those with much more knowledhge about hearing loss will comment.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New
 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done.

This obviously will not benefit those with hearing loss eh?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:51 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.

 

32 & 64 bit download link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.

 

New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output

 

In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.

 

If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


J2022.2110.36 Full Release + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Here's the full release and what's new in J2022.
 
32 & 64 bit download link:
 
 

What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software
 
JAWS 2022 Features
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases
 
When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.
 
If you do not want settings from a prior version to be migrated to the new version, when performing a new install, there is now a check box on the initial
setup screen where you can choose whether or not to silently migrate settings from the prior version. Clear this check box if you do not want to migrate
settings.
 
New Option to Restore Factory Settings
 
Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.
 
JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support
 
In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11. Versions of our software will continue to be available for users
of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.
 
Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps
 
JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.
 
Sound Splitter
 
Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from all other applications to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done with
JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.
 
To split audio:
 
list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
2. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from all other applications to the right.
• Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from all other applications to the left.
• Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end
 
Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.
 
Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance.
 
You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balance.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?
 
Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.
 
Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?
 
Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.
 
Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?
 
Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.
 
Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?
 
Answer: As long as both JAWS and the other applications playing sound are all routed through the same sound card, the audio will split as expected. If
you use the Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to configure JAWS to use a different sound card, JAWS remains routed, but audio from other
apps will be restored to both speakers.
 
New Layered Keystrokes for Selecting a Sound Card for Speech Output
 
In some instances, Windows may switch to a different sound device, causing you to lose speech from JAWS or Fusion. A couple examples of this could be when
you plug in another sound device which becomes the new default or when you are using a Bluetooth headset and you start a call on Teams or Zoom, causing
Windows to switch the sound device.
 
If these situations occur, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then C to access the new Sound Cards layer. Once in this layer, use UP
or DOWN ARROW to cycle through all sound cards available on your system. JAWS attempts to announce each sound card as you move to it. Once you find the
sound card you want to use for speech, press ESC to exit the layer. Note that the list of available devices does wrap, so continuing to press DOWN ARROW,
cycles through them all.
 
Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end
 
Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users
 
For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.
 
To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.
 
To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.
 
Setting Up Preferred Profiles
 
To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:
 
list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end
 
After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.
 
You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.
 
Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile
 
To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:
 
list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
• Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
• Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
• Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
• Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
• Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list end nesting level 1
6. After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end
 
Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection
 
If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:
 
list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end
 
Additional Changes
list of 23 items
• In JAWS and Fusion, added new Quick Settings options for Outlook 365 that let you turn off the announcements for unread, replied, or forwarded. While
in Outlook 365, press INSERT+V for Quick Settings, and then search for "Indicate" to find the 3 options.
• When focused in an Outlook message list, such as the Inbox, the Customize Outlook Message List option is no longer available in the Run JAWS Manager
dialog box (INSERT+F2). This is by design as this feature no longer applies to these types of Outlook 365 lists.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users. Additionally, it is now
possible to set the font size as low as 16 if needed.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a suggestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• When navigating a table in Google Docs, JAWS now announces the current row or column after reading the cell contents. Additionally, if you have turned
off the announcement of table cell coordinates in Quick Settings, JAWS now only reads the cell contents as expected when using the table reading commands
(ALT+CTRL+ARROW Keys).
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the start of commented text in Google Docs when navigating by word.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected while navigating by line in Google Docs and you encountered a link spanning multiple lines.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Addressed many reported issues with reading messages in Outlook 365.
• Addressed a reported issue in Outlook 365 where JAWS was not announcing autocomplete results when typing names into the address fields of a new message.
• Added the CTRL+U keystroke to Windows Keys help (INSERT+W) for Outlook. This command marks the current message as unread.
• If Show as Conversations is enabled in Outlook, addressed a reported issue where the current message or conversation was not displayed in braille while
navigating the list.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the Date picker button when creating a meeting request in Outlook.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, X to launch the Flexible Web wizard was not working as expected in Edge Chromium.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved an issue reported by several international users where Settings Center and Quick Settings were displaying in English instead of the user's specific
language.
• Addressed a reported issue where Settings Center would become unresponsive if you typed a quotation mark in the Search edit box.
• When using INSERT+WINDOWS+F4 to manually close JAWS in situations where it has stopped working correctly, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically
restarting and creating the memory dump file that contains diagnostic information for Freedom Scientific.
• Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Taking A Break

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you Gene!  I'm just in a lot of groups and one of them has messages that really don't pertain to me.

Shelly

On 10/25/2021 7:07 PM, Gene wrote:
The nomail option is not at the bottom, maybe five links up.  But a little below that, you will see the syntax for using single to receive single messages.  That is the same syntax you use for resuming single message delivery after going nomail.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Taking A Break
 
Quite literally at the bottom of every email message: " To stop receiving messages via email (you may still read messages on the Web),send an email to: TechTalk+nomail@groups.io"
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:11 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Taking A Break

         I have a quick question, if you want to take a break from a group, how would you do this?  I remember is has something to do with putting nomail in the address.  If someone could give me the information, I would greatly appreciate.  Then when I want to get messages again, I had to do something like put single in the address.  I forgot how to do it since it has been so long.  I subscribe to a lot of groups and just want to take some time off from the high traffic ones since they hardly pertain to me. Thanks in advance.

Shelly













Re: Taking A Break

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you so much.  Greatly appreciate your help.

Shelly

On 10/25/2021 5:37 PM, Cristóbal wrote:
Quite literally at the bottom of every email message: " To stop receiving messages via email (you may still read messages on the Web),send an email to: TechTalk+nomail@groups.io"
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 2:11 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Taking A Break

I have a quick question, if you want to take a break from a group, how would you do this? I remember is has something to do with putting nomail in the address. If someone could give me the information, I would greatly appreciate. Then when I want to get messages again, I had to do something like put single in the address. I forgot how to do it since it has been so long. I subscribe to a lot of groups and just want to take some time off from the high traffic ones since they hardly pertain to me. Thanks in advance.

Shelly











Re: How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

Marda
 

Thank you.

Marda

On 10/25/2021 7:05 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:
Go to settings, accessibility then to voiceover
Then go to commands, after go to touch gestures

there's where you can customize all the touch gesture and also find out voiceover gestures.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 26 Oct 2021 at 03:18, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I should have read this before submitting my question, thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 12:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

On Apple p products, spotlight is a feature where you can search for things.
Say I flick down with two fingers on my home screen and o in the search put iTunes. The app will come o up and I double tap t to open it.
If you don’t put anything in the search feature, Siri comes up with a list of your most used apps as it learns your habits.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marda
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 12:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

What is spotlight?

Marda

On 10/25/2021 11:00 AM, John Holcomb II wrote:
> IT opens spotlight if you are just like in the cener  of the screen.
> John
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
> Blaster
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 10:18 AM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?
>
> Thank you very much, I got it.  Initially, When I did the  three finger swipe down it opened something called spotlight.  But If I first placed focus on the top menu, wifi signal, the clock and battery power, ect...  Then used the three finger swipe down it opened the notification center.
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Blaster
>
>
> On 10/20/21, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
>> To get to Notifications on an iPhone 10 or newer, place one finger at
>> the top of the screen, hear the blip, slide down to the next blip,
>> slide to the next one after that, and there you are.
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>> With an older iPhone and also you can do this with a new one, put
>> your fingers at the top of the screen, and slide three fingers down
>> to get to Notifications.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Blaster
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:28 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?
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>> So when I get a notification and miss it, it's supposed to go the
>> notification center, but I can't find a way to access it.
>> How do you open the notification center on an iPhone.  The given
>> example says use a one finger up swipe, but that doesn't work with
>> voice over as it conflicts with their commands.
>> Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
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Re: How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

Thomas N. Chan
 

Go to settings, accessibility then to voiceover
Then go to commands, after go to touch gestures

there's where you can customize all the touch gesture and also find out voiceover gestures.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 26 Oct 2021 at 03:18, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I should have read this before submitting my question, thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 12:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

On Apple p products, spotlight is a feature where you can search for things.
Say I flick down with two fingers on my home screen and o in the search put iTunes. The app will come o up and I double tap t to open it.
If you don’t put anything in the search feature, Siri comes up with a list of your most used apps as it learns your habits.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marda
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 12:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?

What is spotlight?

Marda

On 10/25/2021 11:00 AM, John Holcomb II wrote:
> IT opens spotlight if you are just like in the cener  of the screen.
> John
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> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
> Blaster
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 10:18 AM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?
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> Thank you very much, I got it.  Initially, When I did the  three finger swipe down it opened something called spotlight.  But If I first placed focus on the top menu, wifi signal, the clock and battery power, ect...  Then used the three finger swipe down it opened the notification center.
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> Thanks for the help,
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> On 10/20/21, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
>> To get to Notifications on an iPhone 10 or newer, place one finger at
>> the top of the screen, hear the blip, slide down to the next blip,
>> slide to the next one after that, and there you are.
>>
>> With an older iPhone and also you can do this with a new one, put
>> your fingers at the top of the screen, and slide three fingers down
>> to get to Notifications.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of Blaster
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:28 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: [TechTalk] How do I access the notification center on an iPhone?
>>
>> So when I get a notification and miss it, it's supposed to go the
>> notification center, but I can't find a way to access it.
>> How do you open the notification center on an iPhone.  The given
>> example says use a one finger up swipe, but that doesn't work with
>> voice over as it conflicts with their commands.
>> Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
>> Blaster
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