Re: Transitioning back from Mac to PC? Lots of questions

Glenn / Lenny

I just now tried signing up for a newsletter from a web site I heard on Coast To Coast with Internet Explorer, and I tried to do the audio challenge, and I got a message back stating that my computer appears to be sending automated queries and to try back later.
This has happened before with IE.
So I did alt + D and control C to copy the URL, and opened the page in FireFox, and everything worked well with FF.
This is but one example where we need to have multiple browsers at hand.

Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Transitioning back from Mac to PC? Lots of questions


Regarding browsers, I find that the latest versions of both Chrome and
Firefox work well with recent versions of JAWS. IE also still works well
from my experience in most cases. (It's still my default browser.)

I use Thunderbird for email and love it. It's quite accessible with JAWS.

If you like your iPhone (as I like mine) you might find that some things
are even easier on the iPhone than on the PC. For instance, I use the
iOS Facebook app even though the mobile Facebook site is accessible. The
Kindle app on the iPhone is accessible as is the Audible app and the
BARD app if you have access to BARD.

There are several podcast apps for the iPhone that are quite accessible
and popular. And you might want to try Lire for your blogs.

Many people like iPhone apps for Twitter, but I greatly prefer TWBlue on
my Windows 10 computer.

As far as syncing files between Windows and iOS is concerned, Dropbox
works quite well for this. You can also use Google Drive or OneDrive
from Microsoft. I understand you can use iCloud even now, but I haven't
done this myself. And as of iOS 13 being released this fall, it
definitely should work even better with the new updated Files app.

I'd be willing to bet that you will find Windows 10 with JAWS to be a
much more pleasant experience than you had with your mac. Good luck.


On 6/21/2019 10:56 AM, Astrid van Woerkom wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to this list and, though I’m not new to JAWS, I have some
> seemingly novice questions.
> I need to make the choice between a Mac with VoiceOve ror a PC with
> Windows 10 and JAWS. Background: have used PCs with JAWS ever since
> 2002, but had been waiting for approval from my health insurance to get
> a new JAWS version ever since late 2017. In the meantime, last January,
> I bought a Mac, which I can’t get used to. Long story short, I was
> finally approved for JAWS and now my husband is willing to get me a
> Windows PC and to take over my Mac. Keeping both the Mac and PC is not
> an option for practical reasons.
> As the purchase of the Mac was quite a desperate action and I don’t want
> to repeat it, I want to get opinions from people as to how useable JAWS
> is these days. Is there a browser that works well? I cannot get used to
> the way Safari works on the Mac, but I don’t want to have to have three
> different browsers on my PC like I did with my last Windows PC and way
> old JAWS. What about Windows Mail? Is the Windows app store accessible
> nowadays, and if not, where do you get your apps?
> Is there a way to keep files synchronized between PC and iPhone? I like
> my iPhone and really use it all the time.
> What feed reader(s) is/are accessible with JAWS? Is Kindle for PC still
> accessible (Kindle for Mac isn’t)? Just some random questions. Will ask
> more if I think of any.
> Astrid

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