Re: Another Winamp Question

JM Casey

That is exactly what I meant though. I haven’t seen this prompt/message in years, and I have multiple USB mass storage devices that I plug in and unplug every day. I seem to remember being able to dispense with the message 8before* I got rid of the plugin, but now, yeah, I’m not toally sure. I disposed of two or three plugins because I noticed that Winamp suddenly became slow to load; this was one of them that is easy to sacrifice, since there’s no reason Winamp needs to know or care what kind of storage device you are using.




From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Gouveia
Sent: August 10, 2019 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Hi Jean,


No, that’s not what I meant.


Winamp has a portable device detection plug-in that recognizes when the computer is connected to a USB device.  The problem is that Winamp doesn’t distinguish between external drives, USB sticks or other devices, and so it brings up the dialog box for every thing that’s plugged into the USB port, though it doesn’t seem to think my printer is a media device.  LOL.




From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:02 PM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Strange, I do vaguely remember this message but don’t recall having accessibility issues with it. It was annoying though. Winamp does not need a plugin to access a USB drive/stick/whatever as this is comletely operating system-dependent, normally.

So, I uninstalled the plugin quite some time back, I think.




From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Gouveia
Sent: August 9, 2019 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Hi Dennis,


I am using 5.66 and I’ve not found a way to turn this feature off and I’ve been using it since forever.  Smiles.


I don’t know what the new version is like, so I can’t say if it does the same thing or not.




From: Dennis L

Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 5:05 PM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


As of now I am able to play music fine from my external drive.  Is this with a new version of Winamp?


From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Gouveia
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Hi Mike,


I’m afraid the dialog box is completely inaccessible with any screen reader.


I’ve tried Jaws, NVDA and Narrator but to no effect.




From: Mike B

Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 4:28 PM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Hi Tom,


First I don't use Winamp so my suggestions are only that.  Have you tried pressing, Alt + Y, for yes, or pressing, Alt + N, for no?  Also you could try tabbing to see if you can highlight the Yes and No buttons or try the Touch Cursor to see if you can sneak up on those rascals.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

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

From: Tom Behler

To: Jaws Users List

Sent: Friday, August 09, 2019 1:04 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Another Winamp Question


Hello, everyone.


Within the past few wekes, whenever I try to play an audio file from my external hard drive with Winamp, I get a message that says something like:  “Winamp has detected a an external drive;  do you want Winamp to access  this drive?”.


There is a yes/no button, but I can’t get to it.


I have tried enter, and the space bar.  I also have tried rooting the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, but have had no luck.


Occasionally, after trying, I can get the message to play, but then I get an error message about reporting the problem to Winamp.


And, once I get these messages, the only way I can get rid of them is to completely shut down and re-boot my computer.


Has anyone experienced this issue?  If so, how can I respond, or better yet, how can I turn this anoying notification off?


I’m using windows 10 version 1809 with the latest build of Jaws 2019.




Tom Behler


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