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Usually you can get user account control by tapping
the windows key and type in the word user
Or type in account for accounts.
If you are the only user, chances are that you have
an administrator account.
If you never set a password, you can leave that
UAC is user account control
I usually set mine to zero in UAC, this is less
secure, but I also don't have to approve everything.
You can type in UAC in the windows search box as
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] JAWS locking up on update
Okay. Thanks. I am beginning to think it's another
issue involved. I forgot to mention that it prompts me at the user accounts
permission screen, sorry, I know that's not correct, to give permission to
install it. I select yes, but the problem lies in the fact that it is, at that
point, asking for a password, which I have never had. My account has
administrator rights, so I was told, although when I set it up, it never asked
me to set it up as an administrator, so how can I change that setting for
permissions to zero or at least get beyond it without a password that I never
Is there a way to check my account settings as far
as if I have administrator rights and how to change it if I don't?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:44
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] JAWS locking up
Try downloading and using the file
below to update your version of Jaws.
Below is the direct download link
for todays release of build J2019.1904.60 and what's new in this
32 & 64 bit:
in JAWS 2019.1904.60 (April 2019)
The following is a list of improvements
made in JAWS 2019 between the March 2019 update and the April 2019
To download the latest release, visit the
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this
Improved Heading Navigation When Using the Numbers
For years, users have been able to use 1 through 6 on the
numbers row to move to specific heading levels on web pages. For instance, 1
for level 1 headings,
2 for level 2 headings, 3 for level 3 headings, and
so on. However, this type of navigation only allowed you to move to headings
equal or lower than the
level you were trying to move by. For example, if
you attempted to move to a level 3 heading, but the very next heading was a
level 2, JAWS would announce:
"No more headings at level 3 in this
section," and would not move past the level 2 heading.
with the April 2019 update, you can now move to any given heading level on a
page and if it is under a different higher precedence heading,
immediately higher precedence heading will be read so you know that the
new heading belongs to a different section. For example, if you attempt to
to a level 3 heading which causes you to jump past a level 2 heading,
JAWS will announce the level 2 heading prior to announcing the level 3 heading
you know you have moved into a new section. You can also choose to have
JAWS play a sound to indicate when you move into a new section or you can
back to the prior behavior which restricted heading navigation to
the current section.
To configure how JAWS navigates headings
when using the numbers 1 through 6, open Settings Center (INSERT+6 on the
numbers row), type "heading" into the
Search edit box, select the "Heading
Navigation Using 1-6" option, and then use the SPACEBAR to choose the setting
you want. Alternatively, open Quick
Settings (INSERT+V) from your browser
and configure the "Heading Navigation" setting.
MathType Content When Reading in Office 365 Word Documents
can now use JAWS or Fusion to read and study math problems in Word documents
created using the MathType software from Design Science. To use this
you must do the following:
• Make sure you are
running the April 2019 release of JAWS or Fusion along with Microsoft Word
from Office 365.
• Install MathType from
activate the software as a trial or actual license.
• In Settings Center,
make sure the "Use Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture" check box is
When you encounter a math equation or formula in a
document, JAWS reads the problem and then says "Math Content." You can then
press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed
by EQUALS to open the JAWS Math Viewer so
you can study the equation in greater detail.
Once the Math
Viewer is opened, you can navigate individual parts of an equation like
variables, terms, coefficients, exponents, etc. As you navigate to
various components, pressing DOWN ARROW will let you drill down into and
navigate within that level of the equation using LEFT and RIGHT ARROW.
UP ARROW will move you back to the prior level. In addition, if
you have a Braille display and JAWS is set to United States English or Unified
Braille Grade 1 or Grade 2, the math equation or formula will be
displayed in Nemeth Braille. Pressing ESC will close the Math Viewer and
return to the
for examples of how JAWS and Fusion can enable
students to access math content.
website for more details about MathType.
Access to Answer or Disconnect From a Skype Call Using the Desktop Application
Version 8.42 or Higher
In Skype for Desktop 8.42 and later, JAWS
or Fusion now provides keystrokes for answering or disconnecting a call from
any application as well as moving
focus into the Skype main window. Note
that these keystrokes are only available in the Skype for Desktop application.
They will not work in the Skype for
Windows 10 universal app from the
Microsoft store or the Skype for Business app.
To answer an
incoming call, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, y followed by UP ARROW. To disconnect
from a call, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, y followed by DOWN ARROW.
To move focus
directly into the Skype window, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, Y followed by
• When performing the monthly updates of
JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion, the shortcut keystroke on the Desktop Icon used to
launch the application, will no
longer be removed during the update
• JAWS now offers localizations for Swedish and Italian when
performing a full install.
• In the Amazon Kindle app, JAWS and Fusion now
supports reading and navigating inside tables.
• Resolved an issue where
you could not use the keyboard to interact with the controls in the Display
Options dialog box in the Amazon Kindle app.
• If Track Changes is turned
on in a Word document, you can now use INSERT+SHIFT+R to list revisions in
footnotes, endnotes, and comments in addition to
the main document. Note
that this command only lists revisions in the currently active pane. For
example, pressing INSERT+SHIFT+R from the Document pane
will list revisions
in the main document while pressing this keystroke from within a footnote will
only list revisions found in footnotes.
• If a word document contained more
than 150 revisions, resolved an issue where the number of revisions was not
being reported correctly when using INSERT+SHIFT+R.
• The "Document and Web
Pages Automatically Read When Loaded" option in Settings Center is now enabled
by default in PowerPoint. When you start a presentation
and move to the
next or previous slide, JAWS automatically begins reading the current
• In Excel, JAWS and Fusion now indicates in both speech and Braille
if a cell contains a data type.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+E
was not announcing the default button in a Chrome dialog box.
• Addressed a
reported issue where the aria-required attribute was not being indicated as
expected in Internet Explorer while navigating with the
• Addressed reported issues where JAWS and Fusion was
not consistently reading elements that use the aria-describedby" or title
attributes while tabbing
through a page.
• If you are inside a table in
a Google Docs document and you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q to activate the Quick
Nav mode, you can now use the ARROW keys to
move to each cell. You can also
use CTRL+UP/DOWN ARROW to move to the top or bottom of the current column,
CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW to move to the beginning
or end of the current row,
and CTRL+HOME/END to move to the beginning or end of the table.
• For users
of the Focus Blue Braille Display, you can now press a Selector button along
with the Left or Right NAV Mode button to toggle speech on or
off for the
corresponding NAV Rocker. When enabled, JAWS will speak as you scroll by line,
sentence, or paragraph. This setting is off by default for both
• Added additional information to installer error messages such as
when you include an invalid language code when using the /language command
• You can now press INSERT+F8 in the Skype for Desktop
application to display a list of JAWS keystrokes specific to Skype. You can
then select the action
you want to perform and press ENTER.
"Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" option has been added to the Run JAWS
Settings page of the Startup Wizard.
• When using Braille in a WPF (Windows
Presentation Foundation) app, JAWS now includes the name and type of the
current window on the braille display to
make it easier for Braille users
to know when a new window opens.
• In Microsoft Teams, addressed issues
with reading chat messages as well as removed extra speech that was heard when
attempting to join a meeting.
• Added necessary changes to JAWS to support
Gaaiho Doc, Nuance Power PDF, and Nuance Power PDF once these products are
released by Nuance.
• Improved how JAWS reads incoming text when connected
to remote sites using SecureCRT or other SSH software such as Windows
• Added support for the latest Remote Desktop Terminal Services
client from Microsoft.
• Due to issues with the Weather Research It lookup
source, it will no longer appear in the Research It dialog box
(INSERT+SPACEBAR, R) by default until
a solution is found. In addition, the
Amazon Product Search lookup source has also been removed due to ongoing
issues which we are continuing to
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:15 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] JAWS locking up on update
I have just now tried to update JAWS 2019 with
the automatic update using Windows 10. Says it's downloading and then locks up
my computer on the install screen, which reads empty. I can't do anything with
the computer, leave the window, close it or even restart or shut down my
computer without going to power and selecting restart anyway after getting a
message that the update is blocking my restart.
The update went very well on my Windows 7
computer, so what could be causing this and how can I update JAWS without
locking the computer?