Re: File counting with JAWS

JM Casey

Yes, fair enough, I didn’t mean to sound impatient, it’s just that I don’t really see how activating another screen reader is a reasonable solution when there are two other great options available to everyone; in the case of the status line it only takes a single keystroke.

It’s also the case that I have my narrator set to a speed faster than I can understand, because I use the same voice for NVDA at the moment, a screen-reader I use more often than I use  Narrator, and if I don’t do this, Microsoft 1core voices will insert very annoying long pauses between sentences. Hard to explain why this works, but it does.




From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: May 15, 2019 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] File counting with JAWS


Hi there, tom. The other comments in this thread are interesting. I’d just add that the nice thing about Narrator in Win10 is that it goes on and off instantly, so there’s no delay. You don’t even need to turn off JAWS, unless the two voices are too distracting. I was pleased when Rebecca originally posted her suggestion.


From: <> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] File counting with JAWS




Thanks for confirming this Jaws flaw regarding accurate file counting.


I have noticed it especially with Windows 10 and Jaws 2019.


I’ll try the Narrator option.


Tom Behler



From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] File counting with JAWS




You make complete sense. It’s a recognized flaw in JAWS. In some areas, it can count files accurately (think of email messages) but not in others. Rebecca, a contributor to this list, has pointed out that you can get the counts you need by bringing up Narrator. Remember, you open and close Narrator with control-Windows key-enter.


From: <> On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:56 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] File counting with JAWS


Hello All,


I am sorry, to ask for help with file counting with JAWS, as I have asked before, and cannot find the response I got before.


This is a recurring problem, but not all the time. I have a number of files either in a folder, or on a different drive. But the count will only go up to 33 even if there is over 100. What are the steps to get a full count?


I hope this makes some sort of sense to someone.





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