Re: Reading Details in File Explorer

Rebecca Lineberger
 

Why not just suggest that your friend call tech support.  It’s their job to help with issues, and they know the program better than any of us do.  Smile.

There is a JAWS command for reading the entire row in a table, but JAWS says “items view, list box”, in File Explorer.  Having the information all there in front of you makes sense visually, but I should think that having all that read to you as you arrowed down the items in a list would be tedious if not overwhelming.  Hence the decision to treat the information as a list, not a table, with the option to right arrow to the information you might occasionally want.

But perhaps the tech wizards have a different answer for those like your friend who want it all as they arrow down, so call and put the wizards to work.  Smile.  

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Reading Details in File Explorer

 

The point is that he said the setting was in Jaws, not in Windows.

Marie

 

 

From: CJ &AA MAY

Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:34 PM

To: jaws-users-list@groups.io

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Reading Details in File Explorer

 

I think you are stuck with doing it this way. I have just tried both in Documents and Windows Explorer and going to view and entering on details doesn’t change anything – you still have to arrow across to find the information you want.

Alison

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: 22 January 2019 23:49
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Reading Details in File Explorer

 

Yes I have used the method you describe in many instances but he wants to see them all and says he used to be able to do that with a Jaws setting.

Marie

 

 

From: Rebecca Lineberger

Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:28 PM

To: JAWS Users List

Subject: [jaws-users] Reading Details in File Explorer

 

There is a sort of work around.  No, JAWS won’t read across the categories as you arrow down the list of files or folders. But if you’re just interested in hearing any one of the categories--the date, the type or the size—arrow over to the category you want, and then when you arrow down, JAWS will read the name and information in the category you chose with the right arrow key.  Obviously, the left arrow will select too if you change your mind

and want date instead of size for example.  This also works if you’ve searched for files—all your files with JAWS hints for example.  Here you can get the path information as well as the information normally available in File Explorer. 

If you press enter on anything, you have to reset your left/right arrows to where you had them.

I often place mine on date.  This makes it really easy to select the folders and sometimes just files I need to back up since the last time I did it.  I prefer to back up data this way rather than using a program.  JMO.  Smile.

Rebecca

 

 

 

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