new windows 10 and jaws user favors


Keith S
 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Gene
 

What were you using before this?  Are you going directly from XP to Windows 10?  If so, though it doesn't deal with Windows 10 and there are changes, you may find my Window 7 tutorial useful.  I wrote it for people moving from XP to Windows 7.  As with the move from XP to Windows 7 and then from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there shouldn't be nearly as much to learn as you now think.  If taught correctly, Windows 7 and, I believe Windows 10, though I haven't used it. aren't that different from XP.   I've worked with someone who uses Windows 10 a little and it didn't seem significantly different than Windows 7 from working with her by phone. 
 
If you want to see the Windows 7 quick transition guide, let me know. 
 
I think you can probably apply a good deal of it Windows 10, with some changes you may find yourself and may find from othher instructional material.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 1:34 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


 

Hi gene,
Could i have the windows 7 transition guide?
A friend wants to move to windows 10, and perhaps, this guide may help him,
Thanks

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On 27 Jan 2018, at 02.49, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

What were you using before this?  Are you going directly from XP to Windows 10?  If so, though it doesn't deal with Windows 10 and there are changes, you may find my Window 7 tutorial useful.  I wrote it for people moving from XP to Windows 7.  As with the move from XP to Windows 7 and then from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there shouldn't be nearly as much to learn as you now think.  If taught correctly, Windows 7 and, I believe Windows 10, though I haven't used it. aren't that different from XP.   I've worked with someone who uses Windows 10 a little and it didn't seem significantly different than Windows 7 from working with her by phone. 
 
If you want to see the Windows 7 quick transition guide, let me know. 
 
I think you can probably apply a good deal of it Windows 10, with some changes you may find yourself and may find from othher instructional material.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 1:34 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Gene
 

Here is the transition guide, below my signature.  I start out by discussing errors or omissions in the original material that I didn't know were errors or ommisions at the time.  I wrote my transition guide shortly after I started using Windows 7.  I did so because, even though I knew I would learn more over time, I thought I might be able to write a better transition guide if I was closer to the experience of the transition when I wrote it.
 
Instead of getting bogged down in this section, it would probably be a good idea to read it, so you know when to look back at it later while learning.  When you read about a subject I comment on at the beginning in the actual tutorial, you can look back and see the error or omission. 
 
The information and the main concepts are correct. 
 
If properly taught, it can be shown that Windows 7 allows you to do most things in the same way or similarly to XP but you also have new ways of doing some important things that may be better and more efficient or convenient, depending on what you are doing.  You can use the start menu search field or you can go to the list of all programs or use shortcuts to open programs.  You have more choices in Windows 7 but if you know how, you can still use the old methods if you wish.
 
Gene
 
Here is a copy of the messages, below my signature.  There are one or two inaccuracies or omissions in them.  In general, they will be useful and correct. Here are the inaccuracies and omissions I recall.
 
I said that using search in Control Panel produces better results at times than using the start menu search for items in control panel.  That may well not be true but I hadn't worked with the start menu search enough when I wrote the material to realize it.  It appeared to me to be the case then that the control panel search produced better results, but on further use and comparison, it may not be at all or in very few cases.  So you can use the start menu search and look down in the results until you get to the control panel heading and look below it for control panel results.
 
 
 
Also, I didn't know that there are some split buttons you have to open like a combo box with alt down arrow to see more results.  I said that some split buttons can't be opened but those were probably the ones that required alt down arrow to be used.
 
I also didn't know about the control right and control left arrow commands while in a ribbon to move to the different categories in a ribbon. For example, when you are in the home ribbon, you can use control right arrow to move forward by category and control left arrow to move backward. 
 
I believe you won't just be on a category name, I believe you will be in the first item in the category.  If, for example, you use control right arrow in the home ribbon of Windows Live Mail, you will get to a respond category.  If you let the screen-reader continue to speak, you will hear, if my memory is correct, something announced like reply.  So you are on the category name and in the first item.
 
And finally, JAWS used to have a bug, and may still, that, when you tab through the items in a ribbon, many of the key sequences to use as short cuts aren't announced,  To hear them, use JAWS key tab.  You will hear extraneous information, but the key sequence will be announced as the last item, as I recall when it is spoken.
 
Now, here is the material I wrote about transitioning to Windows 7 from XP.
 
Gene
 
Just What You Need to Know
A very basic short tutorial for XP users who are moving to Windows 7
by
Gene Asner
 
 Introduction
 
this informal short tutorial is based on messages I wrote to e-mail lists.  You will see repetition in the discussion of ribbons which occurs in two separate messages but I've left the repetition in the material because it may help you understand points to see both discussions. 
 
The goal of this informal tutorial is to present what a new Windows 7 user, who is familiar with Windows Xp needs to know to work with Windows 7.  Where possible and where I deemed it desirable, I've presented techniques that are most similar to those used in XP. Where not possible or where I deemed it not desirable, I presented or concentrated on other methods.  but I gave no unnecessary information and the other methods are easy to use and learn. You will likely learn a lot more about Windows 7 over time but this guide will probably allow you to use Windows 7 with reasonable ease and convenience within a much shorter time than you may have thought possible.
I hope those who read this material will distribute it widely.  I would like it to become well known and available for download in many places such as from web sites that present such material for blind computer users.  
 
The tutorial is based on the text of three messages, which I have modified as desirable for this tutorial.  To move from one message to the next, use the search command and search for the word message, followed by a space then a number.  For example, if you want to move to the third message, search for message 3
 
Message 1
 
Regarding working with My Computer and Windows Explorer, You will find lots of items that you can ignore and still work with the list of files and folders as you are used to doing.  .  As a new user, you don't have to worry about any of them.  If you are in a list of files and folders, you will see that tabbing moves you through all sorts of items.  but the actual list itself, which you work with in My Computer or Windows Live Mail works the same as in the past.  You may want to learn about certain items you can tab to, such as the search feature but for now, in the early use and learning stage, you can keep things simple and just stay in the list.  Also, when you work with an open or save as dialog, in XP, you just shift tabbed once to get to the files and folders list.  In Windows 7, you must shift tab twice.  Once on the list, it works as always.
 
Windows 7 allows you to open programs and other items using similar methods as in XP but a valuable search field is added to the start menu as another means of finding and opening items. 
 
If you want to use the all programs menu, open the start menu.  You are in a search field.  Up arrow once to all programs. 
right arrow once to open the all programs submenu.
down arrow twice.  You are now in the main part of the all programs menu and can move through it using first letter navigation or the up and down arrow keys. 
 
You can still create short cuts, send short cuts to the desktop and assign shortcut keys as you can in earlier versions of windows.  
But before deciding to what extent you want to do those things, you should understand and try working with the search field in the start menu. 
 
Once you press the Windows key, you are placed in the search field.  type something you are looking for.  You can often type just one word of something or perhaps even just three or four letters.  You will have to experiment.  If you want to find Internet Explorer, just typing inter may well be sufficient.  You will be placed on the first result.  You don't have to down arrow to it.  Your screen-reader should automatically read the first result.  If it doesn't, use read current line to have it read.  You can press enter to open whatever result you are on.  If you hear Internet Explorer announced after typing inter just press enter and the program will open.  If you down arrow through the results and find one you want to open, press enter. If you want to close the search field and list and start over, press escape twice.  You will be placed on the start button.  Then open the start menu again. 
 
when using the search field, experiment to see what gives you the best results.  Don't assume typing the first word is the best method to move to something quickly.  If the computer has
Windows Live Mail for example, you can probably cause Windows Live Mail to appear as the first
result by just typing the word mail. If you think about it, using the word Windows in the search field is far too broad a term and the word live may also apply to many programs that may be on your computer in the Windows Live category of programs.  Mail makes the most sense to use in this context and you will find that out if you experiment with different words in the search field even if you haven't gone through the thought process I just outlined.  
 
You don't have to worry about the run dialog being any more difficult to use.  To open it, you hold the Windows key and type r, then release both keys.  If you just press the Windows key
and release it, you are in the search field I described earlier and typing
r will do nothing except, perhaps show items that begin with the letter r. Once you open and try using it, you will find that the run dialog works just as it works in earlier versions of windows.  
 
If you are a new Windows 7 user, you may find the easiest way to open the shut down dialog is to press the Windows key, then press escape.  You will land on the start button and you can then use alt f4 to bring up the shut
down dialog.
Or, if you use Windows key m to move to the desktop, alt f4 will also
bring up the shut down dialog.  On my computer, Windows key m doesn't
always take you to the desktop.  Rather often, it places you on the start
button.  Issuing the same command again places you on the desktop. 
There are other ways to shut down, restart, and do the other things you do in the shut down dialog but this is most similar to the Windows XP dialog and, as a new Windows 7 user, you may find this the most convenient method to use for now.  You may or may not want to switch later as you learn different ways of doing things in Windows 7. the other main way isn't any more difficult, just a little different.
When you bring up the shut down dialog, you are placed on shutdown.  If that is what you want to occur, press enter.  If you want some other acction to occur, move to the item and press enter.  Shortly, I'll describe another method of shutting down Windows.    
 
One thing you will see as you look around are split buttons. A split button often allows you to see more options than just the default action.  Let's take an example. 
Let's say you come across a split button that says shut down Windows.  You won't find it in the shut down dialog I showed you how to open but you will find it if you learn the other main way to shut down windows in Windows 7.  If you press enter on that button, Windows will shut down.  That is the default action.  Split buttons often show more options if you either right arrow while on the button or down arrow.  As an example, if you are on the shut down split button, you can right arrow and a list of options will open.  the items in the list include sleep, hibernate, restart, and others.  You up or down arrow through the list or use the short cut commands you hear announced as you move through the list.  the letter shortcuts often take actions without pressing enter so be careful when using them, just as you are in menus. 
 
So, let's review.  You find a split button that says shut down.  If you press enter, the computer will shut down. If you right arrow, other options may be displayed.  Or if you down arrow, other options may be displayed.  A split button won't work with both methods.  One method, either right arrowing or down arrowing will do so if it can be done with the button.  Try both methods if you don't know which one might work.  If you are on a tool bar which extends across the screen from left to right, down arrowing will open additional options.  If you think about this, it makes sense.  If you are in a menu, down arrowing will move you to the next item in the menu.  So you right arrow on the split button to cause it to display more options.  In a tool bar that extends across the screen from left to right, right arrowing will move you to the next item in the tool bar.  So you down arrow when on the split button to cause it to display more options.  But some tool bars run up and down the screen, as menus do.  And at times, you may not be sure which way a structure extends on screen.  So, as I said, if you are not sure or don't know, try both methods of causing the split button to display more options.  Often, one of them will work. If you open the options a split button offers and don't want to work with them, arrow in the opposite direction to move out of them.  For example, if you right arrowed to open more options, left arrow. 
 
Let's find the shutdown split button in the start menu. 
Open the start menu.
Right arrow once.
You are now on the shutdown split button. If you press enter Windows will shut down.  If you right arrow, you will be in a number of items you can up or down arrow through such as restart, hibernate, etc. To close the options you are now in without taking any action, left arrow.   
 
Regarding ribbons, much of the complaining about them is not warranted if you understand how they work and how to use short cut commands effectively and efficiently.  and I would strongly recommend against using the JAWS virtual menus, no matter what the JAWS training material says about ribbons being difficult to use.  the training material is just plain wrong and if you use the virtual menus offered as an option in JAWS, you will also not hear any short cut commands announced. 
 
Try looking at ribbons and doing what is described below in wordpad.  Everyone with Windows 7 has Wordpad on their machine.  Wordpad provides a good environment to look at and practice working with ribbons.  
 
The essence of working with ribbons is this:
Press alt to move to the upper ribbon.
You will probably be on an item that says home tab. Items on the upper ribbon are announced as tabs such as home tab, view tab, etc. 
To see what choices are available in the ribbon,
right or left arrow repeatedly to move through the items.  Move in one
direction to move through all of them, just as you would to move through all the items in a menu. For this demonstration, just so we are all doing the same thing, move with the right arrow. When you get back to where you started, you can keep right arrowing to move through the items again, if you wish.  You can move through all the items as many times as you want. Or you can move with the left arrow whenever you want to move in the opposite direction.  
 
Stop on view.  Then start tabbing.  You will move through all items in what is called the lower ribbon that are associated with the view item. 
 
Many items in the lower ribbon are buttons.  Use either the space bar or enter to activate the button. You may find a button that opens a menu and if you press enter or the space bar, you will then be in a menu.
 
Each time you move to an item, you will hear the short cut command to work with that item. 
 
Let's look at an item which is usually called the application menu.  Return to the main program window in wordpad by closing the ribbons.  You can either press escape repeatedly, if necessary, or you can press alt once.  Now, open the ribbons again with alt. 
Start right arrowing until you get to the application menu.
You will hear application menu and then something like button drop down grid.  Never mind drop down grid.  It's a description you don't have to worry about.  The important things are that you are on a button and at the application menu.  Press enter or the space bar to activate the button.  Activating the button opens the menu.  Start down arrowing. you will hear all the short cut commands necessary to open an item or take an action.  When you got to the menu item, you heard alt f.  When you open the menu and move through it, you will hear all the letters announced.  for example, if you down arrow to save as, you will hear alt f a.  that means that, when you are in the main program window, you press and hold alt, type f while holding alt, then release both letters.  You have now opened the menu.  You then type a to open save as. 
Experiment with some of the split buttons you will find in the menu we are working with to get a feel for how they work and what they do. You are in a menu so right arrowing shows the additional options.  Left arrow moves you out of the additional options.
 
Commands such as control o, control n, control s, control r, etc. are mostly retained in programs
that use ribbons, though you won't hear them announced. If you don't already know them, you'll have to find them in ways such as by looking at a list of keyboard commands for the program.  Such lists are often available in the help for the program. If you already know the commands from having used an older version of the program, most or perhaps even all of the commands you know will work.  
 
Gene
Message 2.
 
You should change the setting for file extensions so that they are
displayed.  You can do this in the same way as in XP.  One way to
do this is to open the c drive.  You can do so in the following manner:
Open the run dialog.  In windows 7, you have to hold down the windows key
when you type r.  If you do this, the run dialog will open and it works in
the same way as in Windows xp.  In other words, hold the windows key and,
while doing so, type r.  Then release both keys.  Once the run dialog
opens, type c: and press enter.  Note the colon after the c.
Open the menus with alt.  Then type t.
You are in the tools menu.
Type o.
You have opened folder options.
shift tab once.
right arrow until you hear view.
Tab until you get to the advanced settings tree.
Down arrow to show extensions for known file types.  Uncheck it with the
space bar.
Tab to enter and press the space bar.  Close the c drive with alt f4.
You will now see extensions when you look at file types.
You can change what appears on the desktop in the following manner:
Go to the desktop.
Down arrow once to make sure only one item is selected.
Issue the command control space bar.
that unselects the item that was selected and now nothing is selected.
For those who are wondering, pressing f5 as an alternative method for
unselecting everything doesn't work, at least not on my machine when on
the desktop.
Open the context menu.
Up arrow, it's much closer that way, to personalize.  Press enter.
Tab many times until you get to change desktop icons and press enter.
You are in a list.  Up and down arrow to see the items.  If you want an
item to be displayed, check it with the space bar.  If you don't want it
displayed, uncheck it if it is already checked.  Computer, one of the
items in the list, is the same as My Computer used to be.  the name has
been changed by Microsoft to just computer instead of what I considered
the childish name, My Computer, it's like a child saying, My candy.  I
have computer set to be showed on the desktop and I also have Control
Panel show on the desktop.  You may not want these items displayed but I
find it very convenient.  Another easy way to open Control Panel is to use the start menu search field.  Open the start menu, and, probably just typing contr will cause Control panel to be shown as the first result.  Press enter when you are on the correct result to open Control Panel. Of course, if you don't get good results, you can type more of the phrase control panel.  
 
You may get messages or see some blind people advocate changing the view
in Control Panel to small icons so that you can move by first letter
navigation.  I'm not telling you not to do so but I am saying that often,
far too often, blind people reject change in computer-related interfaces
without understanding the benefits that may be offered in the new
interface and without giving the new interface a proper try to see if they
like it before rejecting it out of hand.  If you leave Control Panel
display set to the default setting, you will find that when you open
Control panel, you are in a search field.  Do you want to find device
manager?  Just type device in the field and down arrow.  You will get to
device manager very quickly.  Press enter to open it.
Do you want to get to system?  Type system in the search field, down arrow
until you get to it and press enter.  Again, you will find system very
quickly in this way.  Do you want to change sounds?  Type sounds in the
search field and down arrow until you get to change system sounds and
press enter.  You are now in the sounds part of the volume dialog and are
in the correct place to work with sound schemes.
If you are looking for something in control panel and aren't sure what it
is called and want to look for it without using the search field, once you
open control panel, start tabbing.  You will move from link to link, as
though you were tabbing through a web page.  there may be times when using
first letter navigation would be faster.  For example, if you know
something you are looking for begins with the letter s but you don't
remember the name well enough to use the search field to find it.  but I
would much rather have access to the search field than to first letter
navigation when working with Control panel.  You may disagree but don't
just change this setting because blind people say you should do it.  I far
too often see blind people recommend the small icons setting so you can
use first letternavigation and I don't ever recall one of them explaining
that you will loose access to the search field if you make this change.
 
What I'm discussing in this message does not actually fall under the
category of accessibility. Windows is accessible whether you make the
changes and work in the ways I describe or not.  but these are changes or
ways of working that may make using Windows more convenient or faster or
both.
 
Gene
 
Message 3.
First, is Windows Live Mail on your computer?  If so, you need to learn
how to work with ribbons.
What I will describe will allow you to work with ribbons in any program
that contains them. I will describe how to work with ribbons and, as part
of the discussion, tell you how to open the accounts dialog in Windows
Live Mail.
 
I would strongly urge you not to use the JAWS virtual menus if you are
using JAWS 12.x.  Virtual menus are off in JAWS by default so if you
haven't turned on the virtual menus, you will be seeing the actual
ribbons.  The JAWS training material claims that ribbons are difficult to
use.  FS is doing a real disservice to the JAWS using community by
encouraging people not to use ribbons and making claims FS may believe are
true, but are not, about the difficulty in using ribbons.
Here is how to open the accounts dialog to create an e-mail account in Windows Live Mail.  Seeing how this is done may help you understand how to work with ribbons in general. 
open Windows Live Mail.
Open the ribbons with alt.
You are in the upper ribbon on the home tab.
Start right arrowing.
You will get to accounts after two or three right arrows.
Start tabbing to see what is in accounts.  Stop on a button that says e-mail.  You can use either enter or the space bar on this button.
If you wish, before you open this item, you can tab through all
the items in this lower ribbon.  You will see a news groups button and, I
believe one or two other items.  the news groups button is for creating a news groups account. 
Once you return to the e-mail button, use
either enter or the space bar.  then set up an account as usual.
You will find an application menu available.  It is a
menu from which you work with many aspects of the program you used to use
the file menu fore.  and indeed, you can open it from the main program
window by holding down the alt key and typing f.  One important thing you
will see in this menu is the options dialog that used to be in the tools
menu.  Now, in the new version of Windows Live Mail, it's in the
application submenu because this submenu is not a file menu, it's for
working with certain application items and features, ranging from save as
to the options menu.
 
Accellerator commands often work in programs with ribbons.  Commands such
as control o, control s, and, since we are discussing an e-mail program, control r for reply, in short, many or most or perhaps all of the
accellerator commands you used to use in previous versions of the program
usually work.
 
My recommendation is that, when using ribbons, if you know you are going
to use a command regularly, that you make a point of remembering the short
cut commands announced for getting to that item, that is, if an
accellerator command such as control o, control s, or control r is not available.  You won't hear commands such as control o, control s, or control r announced when working with ribbons.  You have to know them or find them in other ways such as looking  them up in a list of program commands, often available in the help material for the program. 
 
Gene
 
 


 

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On 27 Jan 2018, at 03.54, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

A very basic short tutorial for XP users who are moving to Windows 7
by
Gene Asner
 
 Introduction
 
this informal short tutorial is based on messages I wrote to e-mail lists.  You will see repetition in the discussion of ribbons which occurs in two separate messages but I've left the repetition in the material because it may help you understand points to see both discussions. 
 
The goal of this informal tutorial is to present what a new Windows 7 user, who is familiar with Windows Xp needs to know to work with Windows 7.  Where possible and where I deemed it desirable, I've presented techniques that are most similar to those used in XP. Where not possible or where I deemed it not desirable, I presented or concentrated on other methods.  but I gave no unnecessary information and the other methods are easy to use and learn. You will likely learn a lot more about Windows 7 over time but this guide will probably allow you to use Windows 7 with reasonable ease and convenience within a much shorter time than you may have thought possible.
I hope those who read this material will distribute it widely.  I would like it to become well known and available for download in many places such as from web sites that present such material for blind computer users.  
 
The tutorial is based on the text of three messages, which I have modified as desirable for this tutorial.  To move from one message to the next, use the search command and search for the word message, followed by a space then a number.  For example, if you want to move to the third message, search for message 3
 
Message 1
 
Regarding working with My Computer and Windows Explorer, You will find lots of items that you can ignore and still work with the list of files and folders as you are used to doing.  .  As a new user, you don't have to worry about any of them.  If you are in a list of files and folders, you will see that tabbing moves you through all sorts of items.  but the actual list itself, which you work with in My Computer or Windows Live Mail works the same as in the past.  You may want to learn about certain items you can tab to, such as the search feature but for now, in the early use and learning stage, you can keep things simple and just stay in the list.  Also, when you work with an open or save as dialog, in XP, you just shift tabbed once to get to the files and folders list.  In Windows 7, you must shift tab twice.  Once on the list, it works as always.
 
Windows 7 allows you to open programs and other items using similar methods as in XP but a valuable search field is added to the start menu as another means of finding and opening items. 
 
If you want to use the all programs menu, open the start menu.  You are in a search field.  Up arrow once to all programs. 
right arrow once to open the all programs submenu.
down arrow twice.  You are now in the main part of the all programs menu and can move through it using first letter navigation or the up and down arrow keys. 
 
You can still create short cuts, send short cuts to the desktop and assign shortcut keys as you can in earlier versions of windows.  
But before deciding to what extent you want to do those things, you should understand and try working with the search field in the start menu. 
 
Once you press the Windows key, you are placed in the search field.  type something you are looking for.  You can often type just one word of something or perhaps even just three or four letters.  You will have to experiment.  If you want to find Internet Explorer, just typing inter may well be sufficient.  You will be placed on the first result.  You don't have to down arrow to it.  Your screen-reader should automatically read the first result.  If it doesn't, use read current line to have it read.  You can press enter to open whatever result you are on.  If you hear Internet Explorer announced after typing inter just press enter and the program will open.  If you down arrow through the results and find one you want to open, press enter. If you want to close the search field and list and start over, press escape twice.  You will be placed on the start button.  Then open the start menu again. 
 
when using the search field, experiment to see what gives you the best results.  Don't assume typing the first word is the best method to move to something quickly.  If the computer has
Windows Live Mail for example, you can probably cause Windows Live Mail to appear as the first
result by just typing the word mail. If you think about it, using the word Windows in the search field is far too broad a term and the word live may also apply to many programs that may be on your computer in the Windows Live category of programs.  Mail makes the most sense to use in this context and you will find that out if you experiment with different words in the search field even if you haven't gone through the thought process I just outlined.  
 
You don't have to worry about the run dialog being any more difficult to use.  To open it, you hold the Windows key and type r, then release both keys.  If you just press the Windows key
and release it, you are in the search field I described earlier and typing
r will do nothing except, perhaps show items that begin with the letter r. Once you open and try using it, you will find that the run dialog works just as it works in earlier versions of windows.  
 
If you are a new Windows 7 user, you may find the easiest way to open the shut down dialog is to press the Windows key, then press escape.  You will land on the start button and you can then use alt f4 to bring up the shut
down dialog.
Or, if you use Windows key m to move to the desktop, alt f4 will also
bring up the shut down dialog.  On my computer, Windows key m doesn't
always take you to the desktop.  Rather often, it places you on the start
button.  Issuing the same command again places you on the desktop. 
There are other ways to shut down, restart, and do the other things you do in the shut down dialog but this is most similar to the Windows XP dialog and, as a new Windows 7 user, you may find this the most convenient method to use for now.  You may or may not want to switch later as you learn different ways of doing things in Windows 7. the other main way isn't any more difficult, just a little different.
When you bring up the shut down dialog, you are placed on shutdown.  If that is what you want to occur, press enter.  If you want some other acction to occur, move to the item and press enter.  Shortly, I'll describe another method of shutting down Windows.    
 
One thing you will see as you look around are split buttons. A split button often allows you to see more options than just the default action.  Let's take an example. 
Let's say you come across a split button that says shut down Windows.  You won't find it in the shut down dialog I showed you how to open but you will find it if you learn the other main way to shut down windows in Windows 7.  If you press enter on that button, Windows will shut down.  That is the default action.  Split buttons often show more options if you either right arrow while on the button or down arrow.  As an example, if you are on the shut down split button, you can right arrow and a list of options will open.  the items in the list include sleep, hibernate, restart, and others.  You up or down arrow through the list or use the short cut commands you hear announced as you move through the list.  the letter shortcuts often take actions without pressing enter so be careful when using them, just as you are in menus. 
 
So, let's review.  You find a split button that says shut down.  If you press enter, the computer will shut down. If you right arrow, other options may be displayed.  Or if you down arrow, other options may be displayed.  A split button won't work with both methods.  One method, either right arrowing or down arrowing will do so if it can be done with the button.  Try both methods if you don't know which one might work.  If you are on a tool bar which extends across the screen from left to right, down arrowing will open additional options.  If you think about this, it makes sense.  If you are in a menu, down arrowing will move you to the next item in the menu.  So you right arrow on the split button to cause it to display more options.  In a tool bar that extends across the screen from left to right, right arrowing will move you to the next item in the tool bar.  So you down arrow when on the split button to cause it to display more options.  But some tool bars run up and down the screen, as menus do.  And at times, you may not be sure which way a structure extends on screen.  So, as I said, if you are not sure or don't know, try both methods of causing the split button to display more options.  Often, one of them will work. If you open the options a split button offers and don't want to work with them, arrow in the opposite direction to move out of them.  For example, if you right arrowed to open more options, left arrow. 
 
Let's find the shutdown split button in the start menu. 
Open the start menu.
Right arrow once.
You are now on the shutdown split button. If you press enter Windows will shut down.  If you right arrow, you will be in a number of items you can up or down arrow through such as restart, hibernate, etc. To close the options you are now in without taking any action, left arrow.   
 
Regarding ribbons, much of the complaining about them is not warranted if you understand how they work and how to use short cut commands effectively and efficiently.  and I would strongly recommend against using the JAWS virtual menus, no matter what the JAWS training material says about ribbons being difficult to use.  the training material is just plain wrong and if you use the virtual menus offered as an option in JAWS, you will also not hear any short cut commands announced. 
 
Try looking at ribbons and doing what is described below in wordpad.  Everyone with Windows 7 has Wordpad on their machine.  Wordpad provides a good environment to look at and practice working with ribbons.  
 
The essence of working with ribbons is this:
Press alt to move to the upper ribbon.
You will probably be on an item that says home tab. Items on the upper ribbon are announced as tabs such as home tab, view tab, etc. 
To see what choices are available in the ribbon,
right or left arrow repeatedly to move through the items.  Move in one
direction to move through all of them, just as you would to move through all the items in a menu. For this demonstration, just so we are all doing the same thing, move with the right arrow. When you get back to where you started, you can keep right arrowing to move through the items again, if you wish.  You can move through all the items as many times as you want. Or you can move with the left arrow whenever you want to move in the opposite direction.  
 
Stop on view.  Then start tabbing.  You will move through all items in what is called the lower ribbon that are associated with the view item. 
 
Many items in the lower ribbon are buttons.  Use either the space bar or enter to activate the button. You may find a button that opens a menu and if you press enter or the space bar, you will then be in a menu.
 
Each time you move to an item, you will hear the short cut command to work with that item. 
 
Let's look at an item which is usually called the application menu.  Return to the main program window in wordpad by closing the ribbons.  You can either press escape repeatedly, if necessary, or you can press alt once.  Now, open the ribbons again with alt. 
Start right arrowing until you get to the application menu.
You will hear application menu and then something like button drop down grid.  Never mind drop down grid.  It's a description you don't have to worry about.  The important things are that you are on a button and at the application menu.  Press enter or the space bar to activate the button.  Activating the button opens the menu.  Start down arrowing. you will hear all the short cut commands necessary to open an item or take an action.  When you got to the menu item, you heard alt f.  When you open the menu and move through it, you will hear all the letters announced.  for example, if you down arrow to save as, you will hear alt f a.  that means that, when you are in the main program window, you press and hold alt, type f while holding alt, then release both letters.  You have now opened the menu.  You then type a to open save as. 
Experiment with some of the split buttons you will find in the menu we are working with to get a feel for how they work and what they do. You are in a menu so right arrowing shows the additional options.  Left arrow moves you out of the additional options.
 
Commands such as control o, control n, control s, control r, etc. are mostly retained in programs
that use ribbons, though you won't hear them announced. If you don't already know them, you'll have to find them in ways such as by looking at a list of keyboard commands for the program.  Such lists are often available in the help for the program. If you already know the commands from having used an older version of the program, most or perhaps even all of the commands you know will work.  
 
Gene
Message 2.
 
You should change the setting for file extensions so that they are
displayed.  You can do this in the same way as in XP.  One way to
do this is to open the c drive.  You can do so in the following manner:
Open the run dialog.  In windows 7, you have to hold down the windows key
when you type r.  If you do this, the run dialog will open and it works in
the same way as in Windows xp.  In other words, hold the windows key and,
while doing so, type r.  Then release both keys.  Once the run dialog
opens, type c: and press enter.  Note the colon after the c.
Open the menus with alt.  Then type t.
You are in the tools menu.
Type o.
You have opened folder options.
shift tab once.
right arrow until you hear view.
Tab until you get to the advanced settings tree.
Down arrow to show extensions for known file types.  Uncheck it with the
space bar.
Tab to enter and press the space bar.  Close the c drive with alt f4.
You will now see extensions when you look at file types.
You can change what appears on the desktop in the following manner:
Go to the desktop.
Down arrow once to make sure only one item is selected.
Issue the command control space bar.
that unselects the item that was selected and now nothing is selected.
For those who are wondering, pressing f5 as an alternative method for
unselecting everything doesn't work, at least not on my machine when on
the desktop.
Open the context menu.
Up arrow, it's much closer that way, to personalize.  Press enter.
Tab many times until you get to change desktop icons and press enter.
You are in a list.  Up and down arrow to see the items.  If you want an
item to be displayed, check it with the space bar.  If you don't want it
displayed, uncheck it if it is already checked.  Computer, one of the
items in the list, is the same as My Computer used to be.  the name has
been changed by Microsoft to just computer instead of what I considered
the childish name, My Computer, it's like a child saying, My candy.  I
have computer set to be showed on the desktop and I also have Control
Panel show on the desktop.  You may not want these items displayed but I
find it very convenient.  Another easy way to open Control Panel is to use the start menu search field.  Open the start menu, and, probably just typing contr will cause Control panel to be shown as the first result.  Press enter when you are on the correct result to open Control Panel. Of course, if you don't get good results, you can type more of the phrase control panel.  
 
You may get messages or see some blind people advocate changing the view
in Control Panel to small icons so that you can move by first letter
navigation.  I'm not telling you not to do so but I am saying that often,
far too often, blind people reject change in computer-related interfaces
without understanding the benefits that may be offered in the new
interface and without giving the new interface a proper try to see if they
like it before rejecting it out of hand.  If you leave Control Panel
display set to the default setting, you will find that when you open
Control panel, you are in a search field.  Do you want to find device
manager?  Just type device in the field and down arrow.  You will get to
device manager very quickly.  Press enter to open it.
Do you want to get to system?  Type system in the search field, down arrow
until you get to it and press enter.  Again, you will find system very
quickly in this way.  Do you want to change sounds?  Type sounds in the
search field and down arrow until you get to change system sounds and
press enter.  You are now in the sounds part of the volume dialog and are
in the correct place to work with sound schemes.
If you are looking for something in control panel and aren't sure what it
is called and want to look for it without using the search field, once you
open control panel, start tabbing.  You will move from link to link, as
though you were tabbing through a web page.  there may be times when using
first letter navigation would be faster.  For example, if you know
something you are looking for begins with the letter s but you don't
remember the name well enough to use the search field to find it.  but I
would much rather have access to the search field than to first letter
navigation when working with Control panel.  You may disagree but don't
just change this setting because blind people say you should do it.  I far
too often see blind people recommend the small icons setting so you can
use first letternavigation and I don't ever recall one of them explaining
that you will loose access to the search field if you make this change.
 
What I'm discussing in this message does not actually fall under the
category of accessibility. Windows is accessible whether you make the
changes and work in the ways I describe or not.  but these are changes or
ways of working that may make using Windows more convenient or faster or
both.
 
Gene
 
Message 3.
First, is Windows Live Mail on your computer?  If so, you need to learn
how to work with ribbons.
What I will describe will allow you to work with ribbons in any program
that contains them. I will describe how to work with ribbons and, as part
of the discussion, tell you how to open the accounts dialog in Windows
Live Mail.
 
I would strongly urge you not to use the JAWS virtual menus if you are
using JAWS 12.x.  Virtual menus are off in JAWS by default so if you
haven't turned on the virtual menus, you will be seeing the actual
ribbons.  The JAWS training material claims that ribbons are difficult to
use.  FS is doing a real disservice to the JAWS using community by
encouraging people not to use ribbons and making claims FS may believe are
true, but are not, about the difficulty in using ribbons.
Here is how to open the accounts dialog to create an e-mail account in Windows Live Mail.  Seeing how this is done may help you understand how to work with ribbons in general. 
open Windows Live Mail.
Open the ribbons with alt.
You are in the upper ribbon on the home tab.
Start right arrowing.
You will get to accounts after two or three right arrows.
Start tabbing to see what is in accounts.  Stop on a button that says e-mail.  You can use either enter or the space bar on this button.
If you wish, before you open this item, you can tab through all
the items in this lower ribbon.  You will see a news groups button and, I
believe one or two other items.  the news groups button is for creating a news groups account. 
Once you return to the e-mail button, use
either enter or the space bar.  then set up an account as usual.
You will find an application menu available.  It is a
menu from which you work with many aspects of the program you used to use
the file menu fore.  and indeed, you can open it from the main program
window by holding down the alt key and typing f.  One important thing you
will see in this menu is the options dialog that used to be in the tools
menu.  Now, in the new version of Windows Live Mail, it's in the
application submenu because this submenu is not a file menu, it's for
working with certain application items and features, ranging from save as
to the options menu.
 
Accellerator commands often work in programs with ribbons.  Commands such
as control o, control s, and, since we are discussing an e-mail program, control r for reply, in short, many or most or perhaps all of the
accellerator commands you used to use in previous versions of the program
usually work.
 
My recommendation is that, when using ribbons, if you know you are going
to use a command regularly, that you make a point of remembering the short
cut commands announced for getting to that item, that is, if an
accellerator command such as control o, control s, or control r is not available.  You won't hear commands such as control o, control s, or control r announced when working with ribbons.  You have to know them or find them in other ways such as looking  them up in a list of program commands, often available in the help material for the program. 


Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I am sure if you ask specific questions you will get answers unless no one knows how to help with a particular problem.
If I understand correctly, you are having trouble getting your installation of Jaws authorized. When in the authorization dialogs, first choose to activate via wifi and go to the next screen.
tab around until you find the text field to enter your authorization number, then go on to send the code to FS. If it is correct it should then activate the installation. It is really the same process as on all other versions of Windows.
Marie
 
 

From: Keith S
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 11:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors
 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Carolyn Arnold
 

I went from XP to 10. I am not that savvy a computer person.
I would think that if I can, most people could.

Cordially,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

What were you using before this? Are you going directly
from XP to Windows 10? If so, though it doesn't deal with
Windows 10 and there are changes, you may find my Window 7
tutorial useful. I wrote it for people moving from XP to
Windows 7. As with the move from XP to Windows 7 and then
from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there shouldn't be nearly as
much to learn as you now think. If taught correctly,
Windows 7 and, I believe Windows 10, though I haven't used
it. aren't that different from XP. I've worked with
someone who uses Windows 10 a little and it didn't seem
significantly different than Windows 7 from working with her
by phone.

If you want to see the Windows 7 quick transition guide, let
me know.

I think you can probably apply a good deal of it Windows 10,
with some changes you may find yourself and may find from
othher instructional material.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 1:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for
Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes
(version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a
newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some
serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in
conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or
from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them
I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way
through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a
blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been
answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone
unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members
to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a
few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I
install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I
will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if
any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on
his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop,
but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password
to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first
step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


chris judge
 

Hey Keith.

 

I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the Windows 10 and jaws user group. I’m going to paste some info below this message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize windows 10 to make the experience smoother.

 

Notes follow.

 

Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators  update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche

 

This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using Jaws 18.

 

General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with Jaws.

 

Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

 

 

****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11 categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on the search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in the settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the first item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it, press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start button, press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices, press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons, press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators update with Jaws.

 

 

Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it’s plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts, greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you’ve allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device what is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings, phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my web results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don’t filter adult content from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.

 

 

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

 

****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default is Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example, email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your default email client, .

 

 

****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The “Old folder Options” is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel, press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box, mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the spacebar to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.

 

 

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button, just tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.

 

 

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options, press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on bla, bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance, especially in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.

 

 

**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example,  Just highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or program or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area, do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live tile, or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from  the pinns tiles list box of the Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow key, You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on your choice.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can’t  uninstall, so just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10 system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings area.

 

 

****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1.            Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main category list.

2.            Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to the list of sub-categories.

3.            Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4.            Tab  many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5.            You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure this is checked.

6.            Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8.            Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like, Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a list of all your User folders on your computer.

 

 

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the Down arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other programs here under All Apps list box as well.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut, do not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.

 

 

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron button, press the Applications key.

2.            Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to uncheck and close it.

3.            The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from your desktop.

4.            Again press the applications key while the notification chevron button is highlighted.

5.            Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6.            Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter to uncheck and close this window.

7.            Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the applications key.

8.            Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9.            Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button, and back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What I hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button, back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.

 

 

****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to,  always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked, press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.

 

 

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators update.

 

 

****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down arrow to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring up a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of w-10.

Let’s go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the Spacebar to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All Apps list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show on Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give you the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned Tiles list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles  list box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list box,  for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.

 

 

****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting the program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall, you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any programs on your w-10 computer.

 

 

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps, and all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that you want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to, Pin to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar, press enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of the Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle, pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list box.

 

 

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for, remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while in the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location, press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the Desktop of your W-10 computer.

 

 

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live tile off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option, you will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.

 

 

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button, press Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down arrow keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds, if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully wake up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it, with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up  to, Shut down or sign-out sub menu.

 

Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50 million lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just to type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.

 

 

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general tab  dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the cleanup process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change settings, Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed, checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar, on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer with Jaws.

 

 

****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer in the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of both worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at the same time.

 

 

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.

 

 

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any file, folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.

 

 

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick Access.

 

 

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.

 

 

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or press Shift+F10.

Arrow  down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press  Enter, you will get the following message, that you can’t create the  shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.

 

 

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from touch to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear,  Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.

 

 

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the following:

1.            Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your main root of your C: drive.

2.            Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is, into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3.            After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4.            Say yes, to the users account.

5.            Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.

 

*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space, forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run  a Jaws repair, will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.

 

****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim’s PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.

 

 

****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles…

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of the following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer, with the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what’s printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which brings up a context menu of the selected item.

 

 

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up or Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O, highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press  its shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a OneDrive link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have to sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this OneDrive folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me know.

 

 

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The first page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of information to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started, it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your Log-in screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the date you chose in the System restore list.

 

 

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0 program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program, just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings and links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet, H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all, with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books, press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

 

****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators update complete guide.

 

*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10 computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community, to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete, various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a free and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

 

You can subscribe to The  Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:

 

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@...

 

You can subscribe to The River group at:

 

the-river-subscribe@...

 

Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Eleni Vamvakari
 

I can't help you with 10, but I am an XP user, and I use Firefox all
the time. You need the ESR version, not the regular one. Here is the
link to the installer. I have no idea why they have several download
links per language, unlesss they're mirrors.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Here is the link to the portable version. Just unzip it anywhere and
you can immediately start using it.

https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr

On 28/01/2018, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Keith.



I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the
Windows 10 and jaws user group. I'm going to paste some info below this
message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to
the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize
windows 10 to make the experience smoother.



Notes follow.



Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this
guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche



This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using
Jaws
18.



General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with
Jaws.



Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in
w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the
Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list
box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area
of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick
access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.





****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off
narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators
update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the
settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down
arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11
categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on
the
search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that
selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin
tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab
control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in
the
settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser
back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the
first
item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to
highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab
controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it,
press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start
navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power
button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the
start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start
button,
press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to
expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting
with
that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to
start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the
Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different
notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices,
press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across
them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and
press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle
through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab
one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main
category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all
check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following
setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can
get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC
and
keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do
the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons,
press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter
navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this
way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the
Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls
which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators
update with Jaws.





Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or
do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit
box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search
settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get
started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is
checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it's plugged in so I can
always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not
checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or
Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other
content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts,
greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows
logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you've allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device
what
is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings,
phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other
history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my
signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my
web
results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from
my
web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don't filter adult content from my web results radio
button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.





****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.



****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and
left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default
apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default
is
Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this
will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example,
email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to
say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your
default email client, .





****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The "Old folder Options" is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel,
press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I
like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button
checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single
click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box,
mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access
check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer
settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders
to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the
spacebar
to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.





****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button,
just
tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.





****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options,
press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means
it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on
bla,
bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to
uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance,
especially
in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.





**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles
list
box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are
various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these
live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to
turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group
headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example, Just
highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press
enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my
Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under
this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one
to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items
to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or
program
or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use
the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area,
do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live
tile,
or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow
key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live
tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the
same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin
the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from the pinns tiles list box of the
Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the
highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow
key,
You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on
your choice.





**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the
Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program
starting
with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the
following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can't uninstall,
so
just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many
more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps
list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if
you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter,
press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10
system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live
tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings
area.





****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1. Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main
category
list.

2. Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to
the list of sub-categories.

3. Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5. You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button
checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure
this is checked.

6. Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of
five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8. Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.





****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application
key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create
shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like,
Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a
list
of all your User folders on your computer.





****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list
box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the
Down
arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open
file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right
arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other
programs here under All Apps list box as well.





****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps
list
box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press
Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut,
do
not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.





****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron
button,
press the Applications key.

2. Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to
uncheck and close it.

3. The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from
your desktop.

4. Again press the applications key while the notification
chevron button is highlighted.

5. Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6. Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter
to uncheck and close this window.

7. Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the
applications key.

8. Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9. Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item
and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you
should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button,
and
back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What
I
hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button,
back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task
view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the
Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.





****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press
Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to, always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked,
press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show
up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray
area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the
Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of
the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.





****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the
Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron
button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in
your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators
update.





****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the
Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down
arrow
to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring
up
a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or
Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different
items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have
checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of
w-10.

Let's go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header
groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the
Spacebar
to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All
Apps
list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little
vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar
button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show
on
Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents,
Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal
folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the
Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search
edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user
folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows
key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give
you
the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group
headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned
Tiles
list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box
shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from
the
search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles
list
box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list
box, for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group
header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.





****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using
Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and
the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.





**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and
Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list
box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to
uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting
the
program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall,
you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any
programs on your w-10 computer.





****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the
Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list
box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps,
and
all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that
you
want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to,
Pin
to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar,
press
enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of
the
Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle,
pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to
Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list
box.





****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list
box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list
box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for,
remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while
in
the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app
or
program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location,
press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right
arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the
Desktop of your W-10 computer.





****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live
tile
off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list
box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to
uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option,
you
will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do
the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.





****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button,
press
Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down
arrow
keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your
choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your
computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and
all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after
installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely
shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your
computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds,
if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully
wake
up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it,
with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown
context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up to, Shut down or sign-out
sub menu.



Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50
million
lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just
to
type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.





****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this
way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk
cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of
checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general
tab dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the
cleanup
process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive
properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the
information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right
now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press
enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see
what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change
settings,
Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press
spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred
choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed,
checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for
your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and
defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to
begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar,
on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer
with Jaws.





****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer
in
the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File
explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of
both
worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have
pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at
the same time.





****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick
access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File
Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window,
radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item
single
click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked
box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access
checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar
to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.





****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of
everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any
file,
folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the
application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any
Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list
of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick
Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet
websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your
list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your
pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of
items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.





****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press
Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick
Access.





****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you
have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of
the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by
side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the
Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access
list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to
take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.





****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you
have
downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make
short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok
button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls,
including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB
reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or
press Shift+F10.

Arrow down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press Enter, you will get the following message, that you can't
create the shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected
app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon
shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.





****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from
touch
to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates
Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC
curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear, Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my
computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.





****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the
following:

1. Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your
main root of your C: drive.

2. Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is,
into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3. After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4. Say yes, to the users account.

5. Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.



*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can
store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy
path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space,
forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word
repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this
way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run a Jaws repair,
will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.



****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device
manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim's PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to
close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after
pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver
update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.





****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and
Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context
menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will
open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the
following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of
the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the
following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles.

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers,
with
the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of
the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of
the
following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer,
with
the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what's printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and
Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at
properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which
brings up a context menu of the selected item.





****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a
folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up
or
Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O,
highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop
app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press its
shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or
you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder
list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder
list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to
create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this
new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a
OneDrive
link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have
to
sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to
sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders
you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others
through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press
enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press
enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this
folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this
OneDrive
folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a
link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a
opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed
in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files
into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with
others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my
OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me
know.





****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The
first
page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of
information
to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow
and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you
highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started,
it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with
System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your
Log-in
screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the
date you chose in the System restore list.





****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case
bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the
spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just
modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books
from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0
program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you
can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader
program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of
books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program,
just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put
into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the
chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through
the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next
occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory
folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings
and
links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet,
H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in
the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all,
with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S
Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go
back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for
the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books,
press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu
of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader
programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from
the Freedom Scientific web site.





****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators
update complete guide.



*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer
user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen
reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their
ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10
computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community,
to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete,
various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River
Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a
free
and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer
users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using
Jaws.



You can subscribe to The Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:



windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.in



You can subscribe to The River group at:



the-river-subscribe@yahoogroups.com



Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors



Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and
have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless
computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to
use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind
assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn
this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows
95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window
eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with
my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they
are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are
being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every
time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for
tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on
his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot
access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program
with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.



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Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,

A lot of changes were introduced since then in Fall Creators Update and beyond, including:

  • My People: pin favorite contacts to taskbar.
  • Overall redesign of how things are shown.
  • So many changes to Microsoft Edge.
  • Controlled Folder Access.
  • OneDrive Files On Demand

 

A small teaser: there is a feature that’ll make its debut in a few weeks that’ll require tutorial writers to change substantial portion of our works. To get a taste of that, take a listen to:

http://www.josephsl.net/files/WinTen%2017063.mp3

 

Although this one covers other screen readers, majority of concepts are applicable to JAWS as well.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Hey Keith.

 

I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the Windows 10 and jaws user group. I’m going to paste some info below this message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize windows 10 to make the experience smoother.

 

Notes follow.

 

Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators  update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche

 

This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using Jaws 18.

 

General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with Jaws.

 

Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

 

 

****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11 categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on the search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in the settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the first item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it, press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start button, press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices, press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons, press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators update with Jaws.

 

 

Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it’s plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts, greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you’ve allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device what is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings, phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my web results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don’t filter adult content from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.

 

 

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

 

****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default is Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example, email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your default email client, .

 

 

****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The “Old folder Options” is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel, press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box, mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the spacebar to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.

 

 

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button, just tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.

 

 

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options, press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on bla, bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance, especially in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.

 

 

**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example,  Just highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or program or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area, do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live tile, or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from  the pinns tiles list box of the Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow key, You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on your choice.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can’t  uninstall, so just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10 system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings area.

 

 

****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1.            Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main category list.

2.            Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to the list of sub-categories.

3.            Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4.            Tab  many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5.            You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure this is checked.

6.            Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8.            Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like, Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a list of all your User folders on your computer.

 

 

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the Down arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other programs here under All Apps list box as well.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut, do not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.

 

 

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron button, press the Applications key.

2.            Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to uncheck and close it.

3.            The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from your desktop.

4.            Again press the applications key while the notification chevron button is highlighted.

5.            Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6.            Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter to uncheck and close this window.

7.            Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the applications key.

8.            Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9.            Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button, and back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What I hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button, back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.

 

 

****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to,  always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked, press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.

 

 

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators update.

 

 

****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down arrow to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring up a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of w-10.

Let’s go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the Spacebar to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All Apps list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show on Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give you the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned Tiles list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles  list box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list box,  for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.

 

 

****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting the program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall, you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any programs on your w-10 computer.

 

 

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps, and all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that you want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to, Pin to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar, press enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of the Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle, pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list box.

 

 

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for, remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while in the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location, press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the Desktop of your W-10 computer.

 

 

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live tile off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option, you will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.

 

 

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button, press Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down arrow keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds, if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully wake up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it, with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up  to, Shut down or sign-out sub menu.

 

Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50 million lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just to type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.

 

 

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general tab  dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the cleanup process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change settings, Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed, checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar, on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer with Jaws.

 

 

****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer in the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of both worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at the same time.

 

 

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.

 

 

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any file, folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.

 

 

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick Access.

 

 

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.

 

 

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or press Shift+F10.

Arrow  down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press  Enter, you will get the following message, that you can’t create the  shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.

 

 

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from touch to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear,  Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.

 

 

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the following:

1.            Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your main root of your C: drive.

2.            Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is, into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3.            After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4.            Say yes, to the users account.

5.            Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.

 

*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space, forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run  a Jaws repair, will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.

 

****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim’s PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.

 

 

****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles…

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of the following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer, with the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what’s printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which brings up a context menu of the selected item.

 

 

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up or Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O, highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press  its shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a OneDrive link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have to sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this OneDrive folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me know.

 

 

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The first page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of information to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started, it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your Log-in screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the date you chose in the System restore list.

 

 

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0 program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program, just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings and links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet, H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all, with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books, press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

 

****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators update complete guide.

 

*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10 computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community, to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete, various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a free and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

 

You can subscribe to The  Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:

 

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Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Keith S
 

many thanks

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

Hey Keith.

 

I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the Windows 10 and jaws user group. I’m going to paste some info below this message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize windows 10 to make the experience smoother.

 

Notes follow.

 

Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators  update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche

 

This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using Jaws 18.

 

General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with Jaws.

 

Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

 

 

****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11 categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on the search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in the settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the first item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it, press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start button, press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices, press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons, press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators update with Jaws.

 

 

Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it’s plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts, greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you’ve allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device what is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings, phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my web results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don’t filter adult content from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.

 

 

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

 

****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default is Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example, email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your default email client, .

 

 

****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The “Old folder Options” is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel, press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box, mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the spacebar to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.

 

 

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button, just tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.

 

 

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options, press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on bla, bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance, especially in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.

 

 

**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example,  Just highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or program or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area, do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live tile, or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from  the pinns tiles list box of the Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow key, You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on your choice.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can’t  uninstall, so just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10 system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings area.

 

 

****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1.            Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main category list.

2.            Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to the list of sub-categories.

3.            Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4.            Tab  many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5.            You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure this is checked.

6.            Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8.            Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like, Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a list of all your User folders on your computer.

 

 

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the Down arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other programs here under All Apps list box as well.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut, do not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.

 

 

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron button, press the Applications key.

2.            Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to uncheck and close it.

3.            The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from your desktop.

4.            Again press the applications key while the notification chevron button is highlighted.

5.            Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6.            Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter to uncheck and close this window.

7.            Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the applications key.

8.            Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9.            Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button, and back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What I hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button, back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.

 

 

****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to,  always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked, press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.

 

 

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators update.

 

 

****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down arrow to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring up a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of w-10.

Let’s go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the Spacebar to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All Apps list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show on Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give you the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned Tiles list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles  list box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list box,  for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.

 

 

****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting the program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall, you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any programs on your w-10 computer.

 

 

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps, and all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that you want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to, Pin to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar, press enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of the Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle, pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list box.

 

 

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for, remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while in the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location, press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the Desktop of your W-10 computer.

 

 

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live tile off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option, you will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.

 

 

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button, press Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down arrow keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds, if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully wake up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it, with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up  to, Shut down or sign-out sub menu.

 

Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50 million lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just to type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.

 

 

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general tab  dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the cleanup process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change settings, Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed, checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar, on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer with Jaws.

 

 

****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer in the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of both worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at the same time.

 

 

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.

 

 

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any file, folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.

 

 

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick Access.

 

 

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.

 

 

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or press Shift+F10.

Arrow  down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press  Enter, you will get the following message, that you can’t create the  shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.

 

 

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from touch to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear,  Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.

 

 

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the following:

1.            Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your main root of your C: drive.

2.            Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is, into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3.            After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4.            Say yes, to the users account.

5.            Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.

 

*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space, forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run  a Jaws repair, will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.

 

****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim’s PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.

 

 

****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles…

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of the following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer, with the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what’s printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which brings up a context menu of the selected item.

 

 

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up or Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O, highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press  its shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a OneDrive link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have to sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this OneDrive folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me know.

 

 

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The first page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of information to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started, it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your Log-in screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the date you chose in the System restore list.

 

 

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0 program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program, just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings and links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet, H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all, with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books, press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

 

****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators update complete guide.

 

*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10 computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community, to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete, various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a free and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

 

You can subscribe to The  Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:

 

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@...

 

You can subscribe to The River group at:

 

the-river-subscribe@...

 

Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

This is a great source. Can you post a link to get the guide?
Marie
 
 

From: chris judge
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors
 

Hey Keith.

 

I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the Windows 10 and jaws user group. I’m going to paste some info below this message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize windows 10 to make the experience smoother.

 

Notes follow.

 

Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators  update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche

 

This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using Jaws 18.

 

General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with Jaws.

 

Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

 

 

****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11 categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on the search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in the settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the first item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it, press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start button, press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices, press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons, press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators update with Jaws.

 

 

Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it’s plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts, greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you’ve allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device what is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings, phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my web results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don’t filter adult content from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.

 

 

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

 

****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default is Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example, email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your default email client, .

 

 

****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The “Old folder Options” is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel, press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box, mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the spacebar to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.

 

 

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button, just tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.

 

 

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options, press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on bla, bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance, especially in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.

 

 

**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example,  Just highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or program or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area, do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live tile, or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from  the pinns tiles list box of the Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow key, You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on your choice.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can’t  uninstall, so just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10 system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings area.

 

 

****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1.            Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main category list.

2.            Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to the list of sub-categories.

3.            Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4.            Tab  many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5.            You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure this is checked.

6.            Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8.            Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like, Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a list of all your User folders on your computer.

 

 

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the Down arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other programs here under All Apps list box as well.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut, do not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.

 

 

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron button, press the Applications key.

2.            Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to uncheck and close it.

3.            The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from your desktop.

4.            Again press the applications key while the notification chevron button is highlighted.

5.            Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6.            Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter to uncheck and close this window.

7.            Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the applications key.

8.            Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9.            Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button, and back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What I hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button, back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.

 

 

****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to,  always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked, press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.

 

 

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators update.

 

 

****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down arrow to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring up a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of w-10.

Let’s go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the Spacebar to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All Apps list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show on Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give you the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned Tiles list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles  list box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list box,  for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.

 

 

****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting the program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall, you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any programs on your w-10 computer.

 

 

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps, and all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that you want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to, Pin to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar, press enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of the Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle, pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list box.

 

 

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for, remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while in the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location, press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the Desktop of your W-10 computer.

 

 

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live tile off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option, you will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.

 

 

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button, press Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down arrow keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds, if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully wake up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it, with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up  to, Shut down or sign-out sub menu.

 

Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50 million lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just to type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.

 

 

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general tab  dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the cleanup process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change settings, Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed, checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar, on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer with Jaws.

 

 

****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer in the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of both worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at the same time.

 

 

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.

 

 

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any file, folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.

 

 

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick Access.

 

 

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.

 

 

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or press Shift+F10.

Arrow  down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press  Enter, you will get the following message, that you can’t create the  shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.

 

 

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from touch to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear,  Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.

 

 

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the following:

1.            Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your main root of your C: drive.

2.            Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is, into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3.            After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4.            Say yes, to the users account.

5.            Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.

 

*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space, forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run  a Jaws repair, will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.

 

****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim’s PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.

 

 

****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles…

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of the following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer, with the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what’s printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which brings up a context menu of the selected item.

 

 

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up or Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O, highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press  its shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a OneDrive link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have to sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this OneDrive folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me know.

 

 

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The first page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of information to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started, it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your Log-in screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the date you chose in the System restore list.

 

 

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0 program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program, just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings and links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet, H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all, with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books, press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

 

****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators update complete guide.

 

*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10 computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community, to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete, various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a free and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

 

You can subscribe to The  Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:

 

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@...

 

You can subscribe to The River group at:

 

the-river-subscribe@...

 

Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.


chris judge
 

If you subscribe to the following user group you will have access to all of Jim’s material, I’m assuming the list is still going.

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: January 28, 2018 12:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

This is a great source. Can you post a link to get the guide?

Marie

 

 

From: chris judge

Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:36 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Hey Keith.

 

I have some guides that were written by Jim Flushe, the moderator of the Windows 10 and jaws user group. I’m going to paste some info below this message that should help get you on your wey. It is the complete guide to the windows 10 creators update, and instructs you on how to customize windows 10 to make the experience smoother.

 

Notes follow.

 

Windows 10 and Jaws, Creators  update complete guide.

This is a text tutorial, provided freely by The W-10 and Jaws group, this guide may be freely shared with anyone.

Author: Jim Flusche

 

This guide is now updated to the latest Creators update for W-10, using Jaws 18.

 

General Overview, Customizing, Navigation, and learning about w-10 with Jaws.

 

Here is a Complete Index of this guide and what it covers.

All sections start with ****, that is four *'s in a row.

****Important reminders.

****Section, Cortana and search settings.

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Setting default programs in w-10.

****Changing your folder options, now called File Explorer Options, in w-10.

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10.

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

****Pinned Tiles list box.

****All Apps list box.

****How to put the, This PC, Icon on the Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

****How to put a shortcut, for iE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

****Miscellaneous.

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

****The Notification area and the Notification Chevron button.

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

****W-10 Context Menu.

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

****Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

****Personalizing the Start Area in W-10.

****The all Apps list box.

****The Power button under the Start list box, under the Start button area of W-10.

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

****Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

****Device Manager.

****Devices and Printers.

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

 

 

****Important reminders.

*A Change to starting Narrator, Press Control+Windows+Enter, to turn/off narrator in the Creators update.

There have been changes to how we use the Settings area, in the Creators update to W-10.

After pressing Windows key+I, you now land in the search edit box of the settings area.

With Jaws 18, just start typing an item you are looking for, press the Down arrow key to hear the results.

After pressing Windows+I, Just tab one time to the main list of 11 categories.

Again after pressing enter on one of the 11 main categories, you land on the search edit box, just tab one time to the list of sub-categories, for that selected main category.

Remember the first sub-category is already highlighted for you, just begin tabbing across the tab controls.

*Tip, always press the Insert+Tab keys, to make Jaws speak just the tab control and its current setting.

*Tip, you can press Shift+PC curser to turn on the touch curser while in the settings area, pressing the PC curser two times quickly turns the PC curser back on.

*Remember, From the list of sub-categories, if you down arrow past the first item, to any other sub-category, you must press the enter key first, to highlight that sub-category, before you can begin tabbing across the tab controls for that sub-category.

****More reminders:

The Start button area.

After pressing the Windows key or pressing enter on the Start button.

1. You will land in the search edit box.

Just begin typing what you are looking for, use the arrow keys to find it, press enter to open it.

2. Tab one time to,the Start list box, you will hear, Toggle Start navigation menu items 1 of 6.

*Here you will find your account picture, folder shortcuts, and the power button, go to Settings/personalization/ press enter on Start, to ajust the start area.

3. Tab a second time to, All Apps list box.

This is a list of all the apps and programs on your computer.

*Tip, after pressing the Windows key, or pressing Enter on the start button, press either the up/down arrow to open the All apps list box.

*while in the All apps list box, Press enter on any collapsed folder, to expand that folders content, press enter again to collapsed that folder.

First letter navigation works, you must have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. Tab a third time to, Pinned tiles list box.

Here you have the group headers, plus any pinned items you have pinned to start which are under one of these group headers.

After pressing the Windows key, just press Shift+Tab, to go directly to the Pinned tiles list box.

****More reminders.

Press Windows key+A, to open the new Action center.

If you have any notices, just begin down arrowing through the different notices.

After highlighting a notice, just Tab one time to, dismiss these notices, press the spacebar.

Tab one time to, your quick actions, use the right arrow key to go across them.

*Other areas to check in the Creators update.

*Press Control+Shift+Escape, to open the Task manager, Tab one time and press the Spacebar on more details.

*If you do not do this, you will not be able to use Control+Tab to cycle through the Tabs in Task manager.

*The Windows defender is now the Windows defender Security center.

Go to, Settings/Update and Security/ press Enter on Windows defender, tab one time to, Open Windows defender security center, press enter.

You will hear the following items.

Navigation Button

Home

Virus & threat protection

Device performance & health

Firewall & network protection

App & browser control

Family options

Settings Button

In the Settings area we have two new main categories, Apps and Gaming.

*Some sub-categories were moved from System and put under the Apps main category.

*Under gaming, I went through all the sub-categories, and unchecked all check boxes.

*important, go to, Settings/Apps/Apps and features, check the following setting.

Tab one time from Apps and Features, make sure it says Choose where you can get apps from. Installing only apps from the Store helps protect your PC and keep it running smoothly. Combo box Allow apps from anywhere.

*Opening Control panel for the first time, after opening Control panel, do the following.

Tab one time to categories, press the Spacebar, Down arrow to Small icons, press enter, this makes a grid of four rows of items, first letter navigation works for finding items in the Control panel having it set this way.

Most everything else in the Creators update to W-10, is the same as the Anniversary update.

In the settings area there are many new sub-categories, and tab controls which have been added to the settings area, Creators update to W-10.

All and all, it just takes some time to get used to the new W-10 Creators update with Jaws.

 

 

Cortana and search settings.

Type Cortana and search settings into the search edit box, press enter, or do the following.

Press Windows key+I, for Settings, You will now land in the search edit box.

Type Cortana, press the Down arrow key, Press enter on, Cortana and search settings.

This dialog tab order has changed.

After you press enter on, Cortana and search settings, you will hear Get started Link.

Tab to, Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" On Button checked, mine is checked because I am trying out Cortana.

Tab again to, Keep my device from sleeping when it’s plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself) check box not checked.

Tab again to, Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" radio button checked.

Tab again to, Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" Link.

Tab again to, Use Cortana even when my device is locked. On Button checked.

Tab again to, To get Cortana tips on the lock screen, choose Picture or Slideshow as your background in Lock screen settings.

Tab again to, Lock screen settings Link.

Tab again to, Let Cortana access my calendar, email, messages, and other content data when my device is locked. check box not checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana pipe up from time to time with thoughts, greetings, and notifications in the Search box. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Let Cortana listen for my commands when I press the Windows logo key + C Off Button.

Tab again to, If you’ve allowed it, Cortana can tell you on this device what is happening on your other devices. This includes low battery warnings, phone calls or texts, what you last worked on, and more. Off Button.

Tab again to, Get Cortana mobile app for my phone Link.

Tab again to, Learn more Link.

Tab again to, Cortana language Combo box Choose one...

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using app, settings and other history from my signed-in devices. On Button checked.

Tab again to, Clear my device history Button.

Tab again to, Improve on-device searches using my search history from my signed-in devices. Off Button.

Tab again to, Search history settings Link.

Tab again to, Strict - Filter out adult text, images, and videos from my web results radio button checked.

Tab again to, Moderate - Filter adult images and videos but not text from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Off - Don’t filter adult content from my web results radio button not checked.

Tab again to, Other privacy settings Link.

Tab again to, Learn more about Cortana & Search Link.

 

 

****Section, Customizing Windows 10 with Jaws.

 

****Setting default programs in w-10.

1. windows key+I, Opens the settings area, search edit box.

Tab one time, You are in a horizontal list of 11 items, use your right and left arrow keys to move across the items.

2. Right arrow to Apps, press enter, tab one time, down arrow to default apps and press enter.

3. Tab across this window, look for the internet browser which by default is Microsoft edge.

4. Press the spacebar on the edge, tab to IE 11, press the spacebar, this will set IE as your default browser.

Do the same thing with all the different default programs, for example, email clients.

5. Tab to, say, WLM email client default, press the spacebar on it, tab to say, Outlook 2016, and press the spacebar, to set Outlook 2016 as your default email client, .

 

 

****Changing your File Explorer Options:

The “Old folder Options” is now called, File Explorer Options.

So for an easier way of finding it, do the following.

1. Press the Windows key or Press enter on the Start button.

2. Start typing, file explorer options.

3. Press down and up arrow, look for File Explorer Options, Control Panel, press enter.

4. By default, on the general tab the first item is set to Quick Access.

Down arrow one time to change it to, This PC if that is what you wish, I like the quick access setting better.

Tab to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Click items as follows double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

Tab again to, Privacy show recently used files in quick access, check-box, mine is unchecked, press the spacebar to change.

Tab again to, Privacy show frequently used folders in quick access check-box, mine is unchecked.

Tab again to, Privacy clear button, this will clear the privacy tabs.

Tab again to, Restore defaults button, this will reset all file explorer settings to the default settings.

Press Control+Tab, to go to the view tab of file explorer.

You land on, Folders view, reset folders button, this will set all folders to this view.

Tab again to, the treeview of files and folders.

I only make one change to these items.

Hide extensions for known files types off.

Now Shift+Tab to, reset folders view button, press enter, press the spacebar to confirm.

Tab to OK, press enter.

 

 

****How to Turn off the background apps in w-10, all are on by default.

1. windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, press the right arrow to Privacy and press enter.

3. Tab one time, Arrow down to, Back ground apps and press enter.

4. Tab across, and use your Spacebar to uncheck most of these apps.

*Tip, When you uncheck an item, you may be set back to the Home button, just tab back to where you were in the Tab order and continue across.

5. Press ALT+f4, when you are done.

 

 

****How to change how Windows updates are delivered.

1. Press Windows key+I, Opens the Settings area search edit box.

2. Tab one time, and Right arrow to, Update and Security, press Enter.

3. Tab one time to, Windows update, continue tabbing to Advanced options, press enter.

4. Tab five times to, Choose how updates are delivered link, Press Enter.

5. Tab one time, press Insert+Tab, should say, learn more link, this means it is off.

6. Tab one more time, press Insert+Tab, should say if this is turned on bla, bla, and bla,Button, if it says, button checked, press the Spacebar to uncheck this button.

These two items will affect your computers speed and performance, especially in IE, not to mention Security.

Microsoft leaves all these back ground Apps and Settings on by default.

 

 

**** Pinned Tiles list box.

1. Press enter on the start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

*Tip, You have what are called Group Headers, under each group header are various items pinned to Start.

*tip, Some of these items are what are called, live tiles, many of these live tiles need to be turned off, read later on in this guide to see how to turn them off.

3. You should hear, life at a glance or Play and Explore, group header.

Just use your down arrow keys or all four keys to move around the group headers and highlight any pinned items you have pinned to start.

4. If you wish to Change the name of a group header, for example,  Just highlight Life at a glance, Group header, press enter.

Backspace the whole name out, type the new name for the group header, press enter.

5. Press the arrow keys, to find all the group headers, For example, my Computer says, Watch ESPN, Group header, I have four items, pinned under this header.

Some group headers may be side by side, use the right arrow to see the one to the right.

My group headers are in a list of group headers followed by my pinned items to start, under each Group Header.

6. From the selected header, down-arrow one time to the first App or program or shortcut, pinned to start under this group header, you may have to use the right and left arrow keys, if you have a lot of pinned items.

If this is an App you wish to turn off and then unpin from the Start area, do the following

7. Press the Application key on each app you wish to turn off its live tile, or unpin it from the Start area.

For example:

After you highlight, a certain live tile app, that you want to turn off.

Press the Application key, go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key, you are on, Turn off live tile, Press enter, this will turn the live tile off.

After turning the live tile off, press the Application key again, on the same highlighted app, you are on, Unpin from start, press Enter to, Unpin the same App from start.

this will remove the app or program, from  the pinns tiles list box of the Start area.

8. You can also resize each App, press the Application key on the highlighted app, go down to, the Resize sub menu, press the Right arrow key, You can choose from, Small, Medium, Wide, and Large. Press the Enter key on your choice.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to, go directly to the Apps view list box.

First letter navigation works as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

If you want to uninstall, an unwanted app on your computer, do the following.

Remember there are many built-in Apps in w-10 which you can’t  uninstall, so just turn them off under the background apps and turn off their live tile.

Example, Cortana, the Edge, Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Xbox, and many more.

1. Press the windows key or enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow keys, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation, or Down arrow through the list of Apps, if you find one you wish to uninstall, highlight the app and do this.

4. Press the Applications key, down arrow to, Uninstall, and press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

Many of these apps in the All Apps list box area, are built into the w-10 system, you will not be able to uninstall them, but you can turn their live tile off, and turn them off in the Background Apps section of the Settings area.

 

 

****How to put the, this pc, icon on the desktop.

1.            Windows-key+I, for settings, tab one time to the main category list.

2.            Right arrow to personalization, press enter, tab one time to the list of sub-categories.

3.            Down arrow to themes, press enter.

4.            Tab  many times to, desktop icons settings link, press enter.

5.            You will land on, desktop icons computer three state button checked, if this is not checked, press the spacebar to check, *make sure this is checked.

6.            Now tab one time to, desktop icons listview, This PC, one of five.

7. The, "This PC icon" is already highlighted, just press enter.

8.            Now you will have the, This PC icon on your desktop.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut to your user folders, on the Desktop.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Highlight your, This PC Icon, Press Enter.

3. Go down to your, C: Drive, press Enter.

4. Go down to your, Users folder, press Enter.

5. Highlight your user folders, for example, Jim, press the Application key.

6. Go down to, Creat shortcut, press the Enter key.

7. You will get a message saying no shortcut can be created here, Create shortcut on Desktop instead, press Enter.

Now you have a shortcut to all your user folders, on your Desktop, like, Documents, Downloads, Music, Favorites, and OneDrive.

Now, when you are on the Desktop, and you want to go to your, User folders.

In my example, Just, Press the letter J, Enter on Jim, you will be in a list of all your User folders on your computer.

 

 

****Making Program shortcut Icons, on your Desktop.

1. Press Enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows key.

2. Either press the up or down arrow key or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

For example, making a shortcut for Word 2016.

3. After moving to the All Apps list box, Press the letter W, press the Down arrow key to, Word 2016.

4. After highlighting Word 2016, Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, press the Right arrow, Arrow down to, Open file Location, press enter.

6. Again Press the Applications key, go down to, Send to, sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Down arrow to, Desk Top create shortcut, press enter.

You now have a shortcut Icon for Word 2016 on your desk top.

You can do these same steps to creat desktop icons, for all the other programs here under All Apps list box as well.

 

 

****How to put a shortcut, for IE on your Desktop and Taskbar.

1. Press enter on the Start button, or just press the Windows Key.

2. Either press the Up or Down Arrow key, or Tab two times to, All Apps list box.

3. Press W, and arrow down to, Windows accessories folder collapsed, Press Enter to expand.

4. Go down to, internet Explorer, just highlight it and do not press enter.

5. Press the Applications key.

6. Go down to, More sub menu, press the right arrow key.

7. Go down to, Open file location, press enter.

8. Again Press the Applications key.

9. Go down to, Send to sub menu, press the right arrow key.

10. Go down to, create a desktop shortcut, press enter.

Putting a shortcut for, IE on the Taskbar:

Tip: After you already have an Internet explorer shortcut on the Desktop.

1. Press Windows key+M, Focus on your Desktop.

2. Press the letter I until you highlight the Internet Explorer shortcut, do not press enter.

3. Press the applications key, arrow down to pin to taskbar, press enter.

4. Now the Internet Explorer icon is pinned to the taskbar.

 

 

****Making your W-10 desktop look like W-7.

1. Press Windows Key+B, this will highlight the notification chevron button, press the Applications key.

2.            Down arrow to, show task view button checked, press enter to uncheck and close it.

3.            The task view button will be removed from tabbing across from your desktop.

4.            Again press the applications key while the notification chevron button is highlighted.

5.            Go down to search sub menu, press right arrow one time.

6.            Arrow down to, show search box checkbox checked, press enter to uncheck and close this window.

7.            Again highlight the notification chevron button, press the applications key.

8.            Go down to search sub menu, press the right arrow key.

9.            Arrow down to, hidden, press the enter key to check this item and close the menu.

If the above steps are done correctly, when you tab from your desktop, you should only hear:

Start button, taskbar, notification chevron button, show desktop button, and back to your active desktop.

For example: When Tabbing from left to right from my Desktop, this is What I hear:

Start button, Taskbar, Notification Chevron button, Show desktop button, back to my Desktop.

I have removed the other two default items from tabbing across, the Task view and the extra Cortana Search box.

This makes for a cleaner experience, when Tabbing from the desktop to the Start button, Taskbar and Notification Chevron button, in W-10 using Jaws.

*Tip, you may still use Cortana even if you remove these items.

 

 

****The notification area and the notification Chevron button.

1. Press Windows key+I, for the Settings area.

2. Tab one time and right arrow to Personalization, press enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Taskbar, press enter.

4. Tab many times to, Select which icons appear on the Taskbar link, press Enter.

5. You will land on the Home button.

6. Tab one time to,  always show all icons in the notification area button.

7. Make sure that Jaws says, just button, if Jaws says, button checked, press the Spacebar to maike it say, Just button.

8. If you have this checked, the Notification Chevron button will not show up on the Notification area of the Taskbar, it will just say, System tray area instead.

9. Now you can continue to tab across to all the items in your System tray.

10. Any items you wish to have showing, in the notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they say, button Checked.

11. Any items you do not wish to have showing in the Notification area of the Taskbar, make sure they just say, Button and not button checked.

 

 

****Tip for navigating the W-10 desktop:

1. Pressing the Windows key, will open the Start button search edit field.

2. Pressing the Windows key+M or D, will take you to the desktop.

3. Pressing the Windows key+T, will take you to the first item on the Taskbar.

4. Pressing Windows key+B, will take you to the notification Chevron button.

5. Pressing Windows key+a, will open the new action center in W-10.

6. Pressing Windows key+E, will open a pinned list of quick access items in your file explorer window.

7. Pressing Control+Windows+Enter, starts/stops Narrator in W-10 Creators update.

 

 

****Section, Customizing the Start Area in W-10 with Jaws.

1. ***Personalizing the Start button Area in W-10.

Press the Window key to open or close the Start button search edit box.

Just press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button to get to the Start area search edit box of W-10.

The Start area in W-10 is now divided into four sections.

1. The start button search edit box.

2. Start list box.

3. All Apps list box, After pressing the Windows key, press up or down arrow to go directly to The All Apps list box.

4. The Pinned Tiles list box.

Press the windows key, tab one time, down arrow one time.

You will hear, User Account, followed by your name, button.

Pressing the Application key on your Account picture icon here will bring up a Context menu of the following items, Change Account settings, Lock, or Sign out.

Now, when you down arrow from your Account picture, you will see different items.

This depends on what buttons you have checked, or what folders, you have checked in the Settings, Personalization, Start, in the settings area of w-10.

Let’s go take a look at the options for the Start area in W-10.

1. Press Windows key+I, Open settings.

2. Tab one time and Right arrow to, Personalization, press Enter.

3. Tab one time and Arrow down to, Start, press Enter.

4. Tab to, Show more tiles button checked, this will add more group header groups to your live tile region.

5. Tab to, Occasionally show suggestions in Start button, press the Spacebar to check or uncheck.

This means Microsoft can give you suggestions for Apps and other stuff.

6. Tab to, Show most used Apps button, Check or uncheck.

This will show your most used Apps, in the start area if this is checked.

7. Tab to, Show recently added Apps button, Checked or unchecked.

Any Apps you have downloaded lately, will show up at the top of the All Apps list, if this is checked.

8. Tab to, Use Start full screen, Checked or unchecked.

This will make your Start screen look like w-8.1, good if you have a little vision.

9. Tab to, Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Taskbar button, Checked or unchecked, I have this checked.

10. Tab to, Choose what folders appear on Start Link, press Enter.

Tab across here, press the Spacebar to check the folders you wish to show on Start.

This is a list of your choices, File Explorer, Settings, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos, Home group, Network, and Personal folder.

Check each folder, that you wish to appear in the navigation menu of the Start area.

They will appear under, the Start list box, the first tab from the search edit box.

If you choose, Personal folder, This is a shortcut to, all your user folders, very handy and quit way to go to all your personal folders.

From the second tab from the search edit box, or after pressing the Windows key and pressing the up or down arrow, called, the All Apps list box.

Pressing the Application key on just about any program or App, will give you the option to pin to Start or the taskbar.

So, Programs or Apps that you pin to Start, will show up under your group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called, the pinned Tiles list box.

You can totally personalize your Start button area, from the Start list box shortcuts, to the All Apps list box, and the pinned tiles list box.

You can even change the name of the group headers, in the third tab from the search edit box, called the pinned Tiles list box, to match your interests.

*How to change the name of Group Header list boxes in the Pinned Tiles  list box.

1. Press the Windows key or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, the Pinned Tiles list box,  for example, find the group header called, Play and Explore group header list box.

3. With this Header selected, same as highlighted, press the Enter key.

4. You will hear the name of this Group Header list box followed by Edit.

5. Press the backspace key until you clear out all the characters.

6. Type in your new name for this Header group, press enter.

7. For example, I called it News.

8. Now I hear, News Group Header list box.

 

 

****W-10 Context menu.

From the Desktop Tab to the Start button, do not press Enter.

Press the Application key, this will open the Context menu, Same as using Windows key+X.

Here you have a list of 17 items.

For example, Apps and features, Device manager, Settings, Task manager, and the Shut down menu and others.

So, here we have another way to get to a list of useful shortcuts in W-10.

 

 

**** All Apps list box.

Remember, the All Apps list box, is a complete listing of all Apps and Programs installed on your W-10 computer.

If you want to uninstall any apps, do that here under the Apps view list box, by highlighting any app, and pressing the applications key, go down to uninstall, press Enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If you want to uninstall a program from the All Apps, After highlighting the program and pressing the applications key, and pressing Enter on uninstall, you will be automatically taken to, Programs and features to uninstall any programs on your w-10 computer.

 

 

****How to pin, Apps or pin Programs to the Pinned Tiles list box, of the Start area or to the Taskbar.

1. Press the Windows key, or Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to apps view list box,.

3. Use first letter navigation, or just Down arrow through all the apps, and all the programs on your computer, Highlight the App or the program that you want to pin to the Start or to the Taskbar.

4. Press the Application key, on any App, or any program, arrow down to, Pin to Start or go down to, more sub menu, right arrow to, pin to Taskbar, press enter on your choice.

Now your App or Program, has been pinned to the Pinned Tiles list box of the Start area or the Taskbar, which ever you have chosen to do.

5. If a group is collapsed, press enter key to expand, this is a toggle, pressing enter Opens and closes a program group.

**For example, while in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the letter O, for apps or programs starting with O.

2. Arrow down and highlight Outlook 2016.

3. Press the Application key.

4. You will land on the more sub menu, right arrow one time to, pin to Taskbar, press enter.

Now, you have pinned Outlook 2016, to the Taskbar in W-10.

You will have these choices on each app or program in the Apps view list box.

 

 

****How to create a Desktop shortcut for a program in the All Apps list box.

1. Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Find the program, which you want to make a Desktop shortcut for, remember, press Enter to expand or collapse a Program category list while in the apps view list box.

Reminder, you can use first letter navigation, as long as you have an app or program starting with that letter.

4. With the Program highlighted, or selected, press the Application key.

5. Go down to, More sub menu, right arrow, go down to, Open file location, press Enter.

6. Again Press the application key, arrow down to, Send to sub menu, Right arrow one time.

7. Arrow down to, Desktop create shortcut, press Enter.

Now, you have put a program shortcut right on your desktop.

Repeat the above steps, for each program shortcut you wish to add to the Desktop of your W-10 computer.

 

 

****How to uninstall Apps and Programs in W-10.

Remember if an App is a part of w-10, you cannot uninstall it.

You can turn off the background app for that app, you can turn its live tile off.

1. press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Either press the up or down arrow or Tab two times to the All Apps list box.

3. Use first letter navigation or Down arrow to the App which you wish to uninstall, this highlights it or selects it.

4. Do not press enter, press the Application key instead.

5. Arrow down to, Uninstall, press enter, press the Spacebar to confirm.

If this App cannot be uninstalled, you will not see an uninstall option, you will only see, pin to Start or pin to the Taskbar under the more sub menu.

If you selected or highlighted, a program which you wish to uninstall, do the following.

1. Highlight the program, press the Application key.

2. Go down to, Uninstall, press Enter.

3. You will be taken to, Programs and Features.

4. Down arrow to the Program, you wish to uninstall, press Enter.

5. Follow the prompts, to complete the uninstall of the chosen program.

 

 

****The Power button in the Start area of W-10.

1. Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button.

2. Tab one time to the Start list box, down arrow to the Power button, press Enter.

3. This opens the Context menu for, Power options, use your up or down arrow keys to choose from, Shut down, Restart, and Sleep, press Enter on your choice.

4. Restart, this option Closes down any processes that are running on your computer, Then restarts your computer, Refreshing your computer system and all its programs.

You should do this if you notice your computer acting sluggish, or after installing a program, or after installing any Windows updates or drivers.

5. Shut down, this option shuts down any running processes, then completely shuts down your computer.

Use this option if you are not going to use your computer for a while.

Personally, I shut mine down every night.

6. Sleep, This option saves all your work in any open programs on your computer, press any key to wake up your computer from sleep.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer will wake up in a few seconds, if Sleep is for a long time, your computer may take 30 seconds to fully wake up.

If sleep is for a short time, your computer wakes up just like you left it, with all the Windows and the Programs open.

You can also press ALT+f4, from the Desktop to bring up this shutdown context menu.

You can also press Windows key+X, and arrow up  to, Shut down or sign-out sub menu.

 

Windows 10 is fascinating, did you know that there are more than, 50 million lines of code in W-10.

This number blows me away, Wow! Think about how long that would take just to type 50 Million lines of anything, not to mention lines of complex code.

 

 

****Maintenance tips for Windows 10 with Jaws.

The easiest way to do your maintenance at one time.

Go to, your desktop, with Windows key+m

Go to, This PC, press enter.

Arrow down to, C: drive, highlight the drive, do not press enter.

Press the application key.

Arrow up one time, to properties, press enter.

You will be on the label edit for your drive.

Tab one time, to disk cleanup, press spacebar.

Your computer should automatically start the disk cleanup doing it this way.

If not, you will be on an OK button, just press the spacebar to begin disk cleanup.

When it is done scanning your C: drive, you will be in a list of checkboxes.

Including the following:

Set up log files, not checked.

Downloaded program files, checked.

Temporary internet files, checked.

Recycle bin, not checked.

Temporary files, not checked.

Thumbnails, checked.

User file history, not checked.

You can check or uncheck any of these items.

If they have 0 bites in them, they will be unchecked.

Tab three times, to the OK button, press enter.

A conformation dialog will pop up, press the spacebar, to confirm.

When it is done, you will be right back in the C: drive properties, general tab  dialog, sitting on the disk cleanup button, where you began the cleanup process.

Now, press Control+tab, takes you to the Tools tab in your c: drive properties dialog.

Tab one time, to Optimize and defragment drive Optimize button.

Press enter, You will hear a message.

Optimize your drive or analyze it first.

You will be sitting on your C: drive, do a read current line to hear the information.

If your C: drive is below 10 percent, you do not have to defragment right now.

While your C: drive is highlighted, tab one time to analyze and press enter.

When it is done analyzing your drive, Shift+tab back to C: drive and see what percentage of your drive is fragmented.

If you wish to put this task on a schedule, do the following:.

While on your C: drive in this dialog, just tab 3 times to, change settings, Press enter.

You will hear, run on a schedule recommended, checked, if unchecked, press spacebar to check.

Tab one time to, frequency combo box, I set monthly, for my preferred choice.

Tab one more time to, notify me if 3 consecutive scheduled runs are missed, checkbox checked.

Tab one time to, choose button, press enter, you are now on a schedule for your Optimize and defragment your drive.

Tab to the close button, press enter.

You are put back into the properties dialog, Tools tab, on the Optimize and defragment button.

Now, Shift+tab one time to, Error checking check button.

Press the spacebar, you will be on, scan drive button, Press spacebar to begin scan.

This will take about five minutes, when it is finished, Press the spacebar, on the close button.

Tab to the OK button, press enter, Press, ALT+f4, to close this PC window.

This is a detailed way to do your maintenance on your Windows 10 Computer with Jaws.

 

 

****Section, Using Quick Access in Windows 10 with Jaws

You have two choices of how to open File explorer in W-10.

One Quick Access, two This PC.

At first I was using This PC instead of Quick access, to open my computer in the new File Explorer options.

But, through additional testing and experimenting, I have decided that File explorer Quick Access is a better choice.

You can also, pin, This PC, to Quick Access, this gives you the best of both worlds.

Now, when you press, Windows key+E, you open a list of items, you have pinned to File explorer quick Access, including your This PC shortcut.

This is very handy and a nice time saver when working on several tasks, at the same time.

 

 

****So, how do I set my W-10 computer to open using File explorer Quick access.

1. Press the Windows key, type in, file explorer options.

2. Press Enter on, File Explorer options, Control panel.

3. You will hear, File Explorer option dialog, General page, Open File Explorer to combo-box, Quick Access, one of two.

4. If you hear, This PC instead, up arrow one time to Quick Access.

5. Tab one time to, browse folders, open each folder in the same window, radio button checked.

6. Tab again to, click items as follows, double click to open an item single click to select, radio button checked.

7. Tab again to, Privacy, show recently used files in quick access checked box not checked.

8. Tab again to, Privacy, show frequently used folders in quick access checked box not checked.

I personally have both these check boxes unchecked.

9. Tab again to, Privacy clear button.

10. Tab again to, restore defaults button.

11. Tab again to, the OK button, do not press enter.

12. Press Control+Tab to go to, the View page tab.

13. You will land on, Folders views reset folders button.

14. Tab one time to, tree one treeview, files and folders opened.

15. Down arrow to, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives, on.

16. Down arrow to, Show hidden files, folders, or drives, off.

This is what these two items should be set as.

17. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, off.

Press the spacebar to change any of these settings.

18. Press Shift+Tab, go to, folder views, reset folders button.

19. Press enter, to make all the folder views the same, press the spacebar to confirm.

20. Tab three times to the OK button, press enter.

 

 

****How to pin items to Quick Access:

1. Press Enter, on your, This PC icon on the Desktop.

2. Down arrow to, Your C: Drive, Highlight it, do not press Enter.

3. Shift+Tab one time to, this PC closed 2 of 5, this is a Treeview of everything on your computer.

4. Go down through This PC tree view, for your computer, Highlight any file, folder, or drive, that you want to add to quick Access, press the application key, Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

For example, How to pin your user folders:

1. Go down to, your C: drive, right arrow to open.

2. Go down to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

3. Highlight your name, your Users folder.

4. Press the Applications key.

5. Go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

6. Now, when you press Windows key+E, you will hear:

File Explorer, Frequent folders expanded, This Pc desktop 1 of 6, .

My Desktop is one of 8 items, that I have pinned to my Quick access.

If you press Enter on Desktop, you will have an alphabetical list of any Websites you have saved to your Desktop and some programs, very handy.

For example:

When pressing Enter on my Desktop folder here, I have an alphabetical list of 14 Internet shortcuts.

First letter navigation works in all these lists, in File explorer Quick Access.

So, after looking at your list of shortcuts to your Desktop Internet websites, press the Backspace key.

You are now back in the main window in File explorer Quick Access, in your list of pinned items.

Use your up and down arrow keys or first letter navigation, to explore your pinned items under File explorer quick Access.

Quick Access, is a very handy option, to be able to make your own list of items, personalized by you, and just for you.

For example, my list says:

Desktop.

Downloads.

Documents.

C: Drive.

Seagate, expansions drive J: .

This PC, Shows all my drives.

W-10 and Jaws audio and TXT files.

Jim, list of my user folders.

 

 

****How to pin, This PC to Quick access.

1. Go to your Desktop, Windows key+M.

2. Highlight your This PC icon.

3. Press the Applications key, go down to pin to quick Access, press Enter.

If this does not work for whatever reason.

1. Windows key+M, go to your Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and Highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. You should be on, This PC opened, highlight this.

6. Press the applications key, go down to, pin to Quick Access, press Enter.

So, there you have two different ways to pin your, This PC icon to Quick Access.

 

 

****How to pin Quick Access to the Start area.

1. Windows key+M, go to the Desktop.

2. Press Enter on your, This PC icon.

3. Go down and highlight your C: drive.

4. Shift+Tab one time.

5. Press the Home key, to go to, Quick Access opened.

6. With this highlighted, press the Applications key.

7. Go down to, pin to Start, press Enter.

Now in addition to Windows key+E, to open File explorer Quick Access, you have now made a Quick Access header group in your Pinned tiles list box of the Start area.

How to Find the Quick Access group header you just made.

1. Press the Windows key, or press enter on the start button.

2. Either Shift+Tab one time, or Tab three times to, Pinned Tiles list box.

3. down arrow to your group headers.

Depending on how your computer is set up your group headers may be side by side, or in a list.

4. Down arrow until you hear, Quick Access group header.

5. Down arrow one time to the new shortcut link you just made while in the Pinned Tiles list box, press Enter to open your File explorer Quick Access list of pinned items.

I hope you understand more about, File explorer Quick Access, and how to take advantage of this list of personal shortcuts you can make.

Remember, Windows key+E, opens this list whenever you want to access it.

 

 

****How to create a desktop icon, for all the W-10 built-in app

For example: Calculator, groove music, and many more, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store including some controls you can make short cuts for as well.

Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog.

Type just, "shell:appsfolder", without the quotes, Press Enter on the ok button.

You will be presented, with a list of W-10 built-in apps and controls, including any you have downloaded from the Microsoft store, like the KNFB reader.

For example, Arrow down to Calculator, and press the Applications key or press Shift+F10.

Arrow  down to, create Shortcut, press Enter.

When you press  Enter, you will get the following message, that you can’t create the  shortcut there but you can create it on the desktop instead.

You are on the Yes button by default, so just press Enter, and the selected app icon, shortcut will be placed on the desktop.

Do this for all the apps and controls, you wish to make a Desktop icon shortcut for in W-10.

Press ALT+F4, to close this window, when you are done.

 

 

****How to update all your W-10 apps at one time.

1. Press windows key, down arrow to the All Apps list box.

2. Press S, down arrow and press enter on store.

3. You will hear, List box, Home 1 of 5

4. touch cursor, Double tap to activate the PC cursor

5. I pressed the PC curser on the numpad two times quickly, to go from touch to the PC curser.

6. Tab one time, and press the Spacebar on User profile Button

7. You will hear, Popup List box

8. Your name, followed by your Microsoft account email address. 1 of 10

9. Press the down arrow in this list, you will hear:

Add work or school account

Downloads and updates List box

10. Press Enter on Downloads and updates, press Enter on Check for updates Button,

11. You will hear: Busy... Progress bar0

12. Wait for a minute.

13. When it is done updating apps, You may need to press the numpad PC curser twice quickly to go from touch back to the PC curser.

14. Tab until you hear,  Recent activity List box

15. Now down arrow through this list to see when your apps were updated, my computer says.

OneNote, App, 17.7967.57501.0, Modified today, 1 of 7

Store, App, 11701.1001.79.0, Modified yesterday

Mail and Calendar, App, 17.8004.42017.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Groove Music, App, 10.17012.10311.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Microsoft People, App, 10.2.431.0, Modified 3/7/2017

Windows Alarms & Clock, App, 10.1702.452.0, Modified 3/2/2017

Microsoft Photos, App, 17.214.10010.0, Modified 2/28/2017

16. *Press ALT+F4, to exit and close the Store app.

 

 

****Two ways of doing a Jaws repair on your W-10 computer.

*The first way, of doing a Jaws repair, that I like better is to do the following:

1.            Put the latest copy of the Jaws 18 exacutable file in your main root of your C: drive.

2.            Press Windows key+R, Copy and paste the following line as is, into the run dialog box.

C:\J18.0.2740ENU-x64.EXE /type repair

3.            After copying it into the run dialog, press enter.

4.            Say yes, to the users account.

5.            Follow the prompts from the Jaws installer.

 

*The second way to do a Jaws repair, this way works as well.

1. Find and highlight the latest Jaws version on your computer, you can store it any where on your PC.

2. Press Shift+f10, then press the uparrow key, and press enter on copy path.

3. Press Windows key+R, for the run dialog edit box.

4. Press Control+V, This will paste the copied path, followed by Space, forward slash, Space, "type space repair", press enter.

5. Make shure you type a quote before the word type and after the word repair, then press enter.

6. Say yes, to the users account.

7. Follow all the Jaws prompts, this will take a little longer to do this way.

The end result being, whatever method, you choose, to run  a Jaws repair, will repair Jaws on your W-10 computer.

Good luck. Smiles.

 

****Device Manager.

Press the Windows key or press Enter on the Start button, Type, Device manager, press Enter on, Device manager, Control Panel.

After pressing Enter on, Device Manager Control Panel, you will hear:

Jaws will say, Device manager on Local Computer.

Tab one time to the tree view of items on your computer.

Mine says, Jim’s PC open, 20 items.

This is a list tree view of items, right arrow to open, and left arrow to close.

Down arrow through this list and you will hear.

Audio inputs and outputs closed.

Computer closed.

Disk Drives closed.

Display Adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Display Adapters.

My computer says:

ATI Radeon HD 4250.

Freedom Scientific Accessibility display driver.

DVD-CD-ROM Drives closed.

Human Interface Devices closed.

Imaging Devices closed.

Keyboards closed.

Mouse and other pointing devices closed.

Monitors closed.

Network adapters closed.

Press the Right arrow key to open Network adapters.

My Computer says:

802.11N, Wireless Lan card, one of two.

Realtek, family controller.

Portable devices closed.

Print Queues closed.

Printers closed.

Processors closed.

Software devices closed.

Sound, video, and game controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open Sound.

My computer says:

AMD high definition audio device.

Bose USB audio.

Realtek, high definition audio device.

Storage controllers closed.

System devices closed.

Universal serial bus controllers closed.

Press the Right arrow to open any one of these categories.

Highlight any item, press the Application key, Things you can do after pressing the applications key:

Enable or Disable any item under each category of items.

Uninstall any item, do not do this unless you know what you are doing.

Check for driver updates manually.

Too do this, highlight the item in any open category.

Press the Application key.

Down arrow to, Check for driver updates, press enter.

Press the Spacebar to check, if it says, close, you have the latest driver update for that item.

Press the Spacebar on close.

When you are done here, Press ALT+f4.

 

 

****Devices and Printers.

Press the Windows key, or press Enter on the Start button.

Type the word, printer.

Press Enter on, Devices and Printers, control panel.

After Pressing enter here, let us look at some things under Devices and Printers:

My computer says, Devices Expanded, Acer 193W, 1 of 8.

Press the Application key on your monitor Display, This will list a context menu with the following items.

Display settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Of course pressing enter on any of these items in this context list, will open the named item.

2. Bose USB Audio, these are my default speakers.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Sound settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again, press enter to change any of these items.

3. Expansion, This is my Seagate External hard drive.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for the external drive, of the following items.

Auto play sub menu.

Browse files sub menu.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Again pressing enter on any of these items will go to the named item.

4. Jim-PC.

Press the Application key to open a context menu for your PC, of the following items.

Open.

Open in a new window.

Browse sub menu.

Eject sub menu.

Network Settings.

Sound settings.

System Properties.

Device installations settings.

Power Options.

Windows Update.

Start Scan.

Scan Profiles…

Scan Properties.

Create Shortcut.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

5. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), these are my Jaws Speakers.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for the speakers, with the following items.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

6. USB Keyboard.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your keyboard, of the following items.

Keyboard settings.

Region and Language.

Create shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named item.

7. USB Optical Mouse.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your mouse, of the following items.

Mouse Settings.

Create Shortcut.

Remove device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing enter on any of these items will open the named Item.

8. Printers expanded, HP Office Pro Jet 8600.

Pressing the Application key will open a context menu for your printer, with the following items.

Open.

Open in New window.

See what’s printing.

Set as default printer.

Printing preferences.

Printer properties.

Create Shortcut.

Remove Device.

Troubleshoot.

Properties.

Pressing Enter on any of these items opens the named item.

So, as you can see, there are many things you can do in Devices and Printers.

You can, troubleshoot, remove devices, Change defaults, and look at properties and do many other things by pressing the Application key, which brings up a context menu of the selected item.

 

 

****Using and setting up OneDrive on your computer.

How to set up and use the OneDrive back up for yourself and how to share a folder with others.

Press the windows key or press enter on the start button, Either press Up or Down arrow, or tab two times to, All Apps list box, press the letter O, highlight OneDrive, press enter.

Or, type OneDrive into the search edit box, press enter on OneDrive desktop app.

Or, if OneDrive is on your Taskbar, press enter on it there, or press  its shortcut keystroke windows key+the number of its order on the Taskbar.

Now you will be in a list of default OneDrive folders, that you can use, or you can create your own folders in OneDrive.

In this example, I will create my own folder under the main default folder list of OneDrive.

While you are in the list of default folders under the main OneDrive folder list.

1. Press Control+shift+N, for new folder.

2. In this example, I will type the name, "The River", then press enter to create this new folder.

3. Copy the files or folders you wish to back-up, and paste them into this new The River folder.

Do the same thing if you wish to share this folder with others by a OneDrive link , copy and paste any files into this new folder.

Now we need to sink our OneDrive folders if you wish too, you do not have to sink your OneDrive folders if you do not want too.

4. Highlight the new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

5. Press the applications key, down arrow to, Choose OneDrive folders to sink, press enter.

6. Now, you can choose a check-box to sink all folders.

Or, uncheck this, tab to the list view of folders, only check the folders you wish to sink to your computer by pressing the Spacebar.

After checking all the folders you wish to sink, tab to OK, press enter.

Now, How to share this new OneDrive folder and its contents, with others through a OneDrive link.

7. Now, highlight your new folder, in my case, The River, do not press enter.

8. Press the Applications key, go down to, Share a OneDrive link, press enter.

By pressing Enter, This automatically pastes, a OneDrive link to this folder, that you can share with others, into the clipboard.

9. Now, open an email to the person you wish to give access to this OneDrive folder and all its content, in my case The River group.

10. Paste the OneDrive link into the email, this will give that person a link to access the folder you are sharing with them.

What does it mean to sink your OneDrive folders?

When you choose to sink your OneDrive folders on your computer.

You have a copy of these files online, on your OneDrive page.

You also place a copy of these files in your OneDrive folder.

Now, the advantage of doing it this way is:

When you are inside the OneDrive folder and inside a folder and inside a opened text file in one of your shared folders, for example.

Whatever changes you make to that text document, are automatically changed in the text document stored in OneDrive.

Can I use the default folders of OneDrive, to place my audio or text files into for back up, or for sharing with others?

Yes, you can use them the same way, as I explained above.

OneDrive is a cool and easy way, to share large audio or text files with others.

Microsoft gives each person a free 5 GB's of storage space on OneDrive.

Office 365 users get one TB of OneDrive storage.

I am currently sharing two OneDrive links to two different folders on my OneDrive on my computer, with no issues.

If any of you still have questions about using OneDrive, please let me know.

 

 

****How to do a System Restore in W-10 with Jaws.

1. Press the Windows key, to bring up the search edit box.

2. Type System, press Enter on, System control panel.

3. Tab several times to, System Protection, press Enter.

4. You will be put in, the System properties multi page dialog, On The first page of this dialog called, System protection tab

5. Tab one time to, System restore..., press Enter.

6. Wait a few seconds for the page to open, Jaws speaks a lot of information to you, you are on the Next button.

7. Press Enter on the Next button.

8. You are in a list of the dates of different Restore points, down arrow and highlight or select the date you wish to Restore your computer to.

9. Now Tab to the Next button, press Enter.

10. Now you will hear, confirm your Restore point, followed by the date you highlighted on the previous page.

11. Tab to the Finish button, Press Enter.

12. You will hear a warning dialog saying, when System restore is started, it cannot be interrupted, press the spacebar or Enter to continue with System restore, or something like that.

13. press the appropriate control, either the Spacebar or the Enter key.

14. Now in about 25 to 40 minutes, your computer will boot up to your Log-in screen.

15. Type in your password or your pin, you are now done and Restored to the date you chose in the System restore list.

 

 

****How to read or listen to bookshare books with F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0.

First of all, download a book from bookshare.

1. Go to your document folder, creat a new folder.

How do I creat a folder?

2. Press Control+Shift+N, type the name of the folder, in this case bookshare, press enter.

3. The folder Bookshare, has been created in your document folder.

4. Go to your download folder.

5. Highlight the downloaded zipped book file from bookshare.

6. Press the applications key, go down to extract all..., press enter.

7. Tab to, show extracted files when complete, check box checked, press the spacebar to uncheck, should now say, check box not checked.

8. Tab to, extract files button, press enter.

9. Now highlight your extracted book.

10. Press F2, backspace out the name, write the name of the book, or just modify the current name, press enter.

11. Highlight the new unzipped book.

12. Press Control+C, to copy the book to the clipboard.

13. Go to your document folder, go to the bookshare folder, press enter.

14. Press Control+V, to paste the unzipped book to the bookshare folder.

15. do this for all the daisy text books and for all the daisy audio books from bookshare.

How do I read or listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 2.0 program?

In the F S reader 2.0 program, you can only read the bookshare books, you can listen to the Jaws daisy books in F S Reader 2.0.

1. Highlight the F S Reader 2.0 program on your desktop.

2. Press enter to open F S Reader 2.0.

3. Press Control+O, tab to, change directory button, press enter.

4. You are now in a simple treeview of your computer.

5. Down arrow to your C: drive, right arrow to open.

6. Down arrow to your Users folder, right arrow to open.

7. Find your user folder name, in my case, Jim, right arrow to open.

8. Down arrow to your document folder, right arrow to open.

9. Down arrow to the new bookshare folder, press enter.

10. You will hear a sound as the directory is changed in the F S Reader program.

11. If you are still on the change directory button, tab to the list of books.

12. For now on after you have pressed enter on the F S Reader 2.0 program, just press Control+O, wait a few minutes.

13. This will bring up an alphabetical list of all the books you have put into the bookshare folder.

14. First letter navigation works in this list.

15. Press enter on the book you want to read.

16. You will be in a chapter list on the left side, down arrow to the chapter to read, tab one time to the reading pain.

17. Use the say all, insert+down arrow, or just down arrow, to read through the book.

18. Use Control+F, type in a word to search for, press enter.

19. You will go to that word, press F3, to continue to jump to the next occurrence of that word in the book.

How do I listen to the bookshare books in the F S Reader 3.0 program?

OK, F S reader 3.0, is a little different.

1. Press enter on the F S Reader 3.0 icon, on your desktop.

2. Now press control+O.

3. Shift+tab two times to the list of folders on your computer.

4. Press enter on the C:drive.

5. Press enter on users.

6. Press enter on your users name, in my case, Jim.

7. Press enter on your document folder.

8. press enter on your bookshare folder.

9. Now if you have your books in sub folders, press enter on the catigory folder you want to open.

In my case, I have 16 catigory folders with 1300 books in them.

10. Press enter on the book to read.

11. Press enter again on the OPF file containing the book.

12. The book will take a minute to open, you will hear how many headings and links are in the book.

13. You can read the book using the keystrokes for reading on the internet, H, for headings, I, for links and so forth, because the book is opened in the HTML format.

14. You can press the letter H, until you get to chapter one, do a say all, with the insert+down arrow keystroke, to begin reading.

15. You can listen, to audio books from bookshare on your computer in F S Reader 3.0, as well.

16. Press Control+P, to start or pause the audio play back.

17. Press Control+S, to stop the audio playback.

18. Press Comma, to rewind the audio as it is playing.

19. Press Period, to fast-forward the audio as it is playing.

20. The longer you hold down the Comma or the Period, the further you go back or forward in the book.

In both the F S Reader 2.0 and 3.0 programs, you can press the ALT+F, for the file menu.

Here you can, just down arrow to a list of the last read or played books, press enter to open the book where you left off reading.

For more instructions on using the F S reader programs, go to the help menu of Jaws on your computer.

Or go to the Freedom Scientific web site for help with using the F S reader programs.

In F S reader 3.0, you can directly download, many learning materials from the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

 

****All feedback is welcome about this guide called, W-10 and Jaws Creators update complete guide.

 

*My purpose for developing all of this free material for the Blind computer user is to help teach and assist a Blind person to use w-10 with a Screen reader like Jaws.

*My hope is that the Blind computer user will grow in confidence, in their ability, to use, and to navigate the w-10 computer system, using just Jaws.

*We also have group members, to can help teach about using NVDA, on a W-10 computer as well.

*This is one of many tutorials, I hope to produce, for the Blind community, to help teach all of us, how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

*My hope is , That over time, they would learn how to do, and complete, various computer tasks in W-10, all by themselves.

*The W-10 and Jaws yahoo group is a freely provided ministry of The River Yahoo group.

*I freely offer the W-10 and Jaws group, and all of its materials, as a free and voluntary work of love, to reach out and teach all the blind computer users all over the world, how to learn how to use a W-10 computer using Jaws.

 

You can subscribe to The  Windows 10 and Jaws Yahoo group at:

 

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@...

 

You can subscribe to The River group at:

 

the-river-subscribe@...

 

Happy learning! God bless!

Sincerely: Your humble Pinhead!.

Owner of the Windows 10 and Jaws and The River Yahoo groups.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: January 26, 2018 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] new windows 10 and jaws user favors

 

Greetings, I recently received a windows 10 laptop and for Christmas and have upgraded to JAWS from window eyes (version 2018 or 18 or whatever).

I have a couple of issues and do not want to sound like a newb, a clueless computer user, or a loser, but I need some serious help in learning how to use windows 10 in conjunction with jaws.

Are there any tutorials on the web, from companies, and/or from blind assistive foundations (if I need to purchase them I gladly will) to learn this stuff.

I started as a sighted computer user and worked my way through the windows 95, 98 SE, and Xp releases and as a blind person with windows xp and window eyes.

I have asked some questions on this list, and some have been answered (with my heartfelt thanks) and some have gone unanswered (probably because they are too simple for members to deal with).

My windows xp netbook has IE 6 on it (I think) and only a few websites are being displayed on that browser and when I install firefox it crashes every time I try to use it, so I will have to get actual websites to go to for tutorials if any exist, to pass on to my cousin so he can look them up on his computer and I can order them on his computer.

I have been able to install jaws on the windows 10 laptop, but I cannot access where I need to enter my wifi password to activate the jaws program with my owner's code as a first step.

Many thanks

Keith

The guy having to relearn everything over again.